Introduction_and_Chapter_1

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introduction chapter 1 kin 3605 spring 2011 Deborah S. Dailey, MS
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The Study of Health and Aging How Old is Old? Can’t be defined by age only since two 85 and older can be completely different life styles. It can change over time, (the age that is considered “old” will depend on the person who is defining it) 50 yrs. old was considered “old” in the 1900 The Study of Aging: kin 3605 – chapter 1
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Definitions Geriatrics: The medical care for older adults Why does it matter to study aging? To change the quality of life, change healthcare, take care of our resources, typically the more we know it will be a better tool in the aging process to make better decision Baby Boomer: between 1946-1964
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The definition of old varies over time, culture and situation. Today, 65 or older is considered OLD. .. 200 years ago, age 50 was considered OLD. .. The age in which one is considered old will depend on
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