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Unformatted text preview: Relaxation techniques Meditation Religious retreats Will longer life expectancy be a good thing? Disease & loss of function pushed to very old age Living longer, but with more chance illness? Fries (1980, 1987) predicted Life expectancy increase accompanied by fewer years of disability Less suffering from chronic disease Less need for medical care Most will die around age 85 Successful aging Ability to maintain low risk of disease & disease related disability High mental & physical function Active engagement with life Life chances affect later life health Early poverty • Can lead to a “chain of life course ‘insults’ Parent health and health behavior Entering later life with different health resources • Socioeconomic differences...
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- Spring '11
- assistive technology, new medical technologies, early life experiences, life health Lifestyle, later life health