Implications of the Ageing Process: Opportunities for Prevention Karen E. Peters, DrPH University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health IL Prevention Research Center March 6, 2007. Objectives. To acquire insights into how and why aging occurs
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Implications of the Ageing Process: Opportunities for Prevention Karen E. Peters, DrPHUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoSchool of Public HealthIL Prevention Research CenterMarch 6, 2007
Memory is short, and braine is dry.
My Almond-tree (gray haires) doth flourish now,
And back, once straight, begins apace to bow.
My grinders now are few, my sight doth faile
My skin is wrinkled, and my cheeks are pale.
No more rejoyce, at musickes pleasant noyse.
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)
Is characterized by:
WHY DO WE AGE?
The Oxidative-Damage/Free-Radical Hypothesis of Aging
Osteoporosis is a common condition characterized by:
A reduction in stomach hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes, saliva causes:
Overall effectiveness decreases, leading to:
The quality, not the longevity, of one\'s life is what is important. — Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Touch, Vibration, And Pain
Definition: Memory refers to the storage, retention and recall of information including past experiences, knowledge and thoughts
Dementia symptoms may include:
Are due to:
Muscular capability impairment
Tips for Older Adults
Recommended daily calorie consumption for people over age 50 are:
US Dietary Guidelines suggest a daily mixture of five food sources for good health:
difficulty absorbing adequate amounts of this vitamin
Health Risks of Being Underweight
Overweight predisposes to development of:
Recommended Weekly Limits
Heart Disease and Stroke
"The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.“ James Taylor