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Positive Aging

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  1. Positive Aging

  2. Positive Aging What Is Aging Changing Aging

  3. What Is Aging? • What age do you consider “old”? • How will you know when you are “old”?

  4. What Is Aging?

  5. What Is Aging?

  6. What Is Aging? Well-derly Dale Anderson, MD

  7. What Is Aging? • Changes in physiology • Changes in health • Changes in lifestyle

  8. What Is Aging? • Changes in physiology • Cellular

  9. What Is Aging? • Changes in physiology • Cellular • Tissue/Physical

  10. What Is Aging?

  11. What Is Aging? Changes in physiology • Cellular • Tissue/Physical • Function

  12. What Is Aging? Changes in health • Overall fitness

  13. What Is Aging? Changes in health • Overall fitness • Disease and chronic disease

  14. What Is Aging? Changes in health • Overall fitness • Disease and chronic disease • Disability

  15. What Is Aging? Changes in health • Overall fitness • Disease and chronic disease • Disability • Cognition

  16. What Is Aging? Changes in health • Overall fitness • Disease and chronic disease • Disability • Cognition • Dementia

  17. What Is Aging?

  18. What Is Aging? Changes in health • Overall fitness • Disease and chronic disease • Disability • Cognition • Musculo-skeletal

  19. What Is Aging? Changes in Lifestyle Getting around

  20. What Is Aging?

  21. What Is Aging?

  22. What Is Aging? Changes in Lifestyle • Getting around • Living arrangements

  23. What Is Aging? Instrumental Activities of Daily Living • Doing light housework • Preparing meals • Taking medications • Shopping for groceries or clothes • Using the telephone • Managing money • Using technology

  24. What Is Aging? Activities of Daily Living • Personal hygiene • Dressing and undressing • Eating • Transferring from bed to chair, and back • Voluntarily controlling urinary and fecal discharge • Elimination • Moving around (as opposed to being bedridden)

  25. How Long Will I Live? Life expectancy keeps increasing—is there an end in sight?

  26. How Long Will I Live? 80.2 75.1 48.3 46.3 U.S. Life Expectancy 1900-2006 AGE YEAR

  27. How Long Will I Live? • Life expectancy keeps increasing—is there an end in sight? • How old will you get?

  28. How Long Will I Live? • http://gosset.wharton.upenn.edu/mortality/perl/CalcForm.html • http://www.peterrussell.com/Odds/VirtualAge.php • http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/calcs/n_expect/main.asp Life Expectancy Calculators

  29. Changing Aging Active Engagement • Does Rocking in a Rocking Chair Count as Exercise? • Let’s Party! • Stay Positive • Variety Is the Spice of Life

  30. Changing Aging Active Engagement

  31. Changing Aging Physical Well-Being • Nutrition - We are what we eat

  32. Changing Aging Physical Well-Being • Nutrition - We are what we eat • Weight - On our bodies and on our minds

  33. Obesity in the U.S.

  34. BMI

  35. Changing Aging Physical Well-Being • Nutrition - We are what we eat • Weight - On our bodies and on our minds • Alcohol and tobacco - How much is too much

  36. Changing Aging

  37. Changing Aging Physical Well-Being • Nutrition - We are what we eat • Weight - On our bodies and on our minds • Alcohol and tobacco - How much is too much • Exercise - In or out of the rocking chair

  38. Aerobic Exercise

  39. Leisure Activity by Age & Gender 2007 CDC

  40. Growing Old is Not for Sissies

  41. Leisure Activity CDC http://agingisnotforssies.org/index.htm

  42. Changing Aging Social Well-Being Building Social Capital • Multigenerational activities

  43. Changing Aging Social Well-Being Building Social Capital • Multigenerational activities • Working

  44. Changing Aging

  45. Changing Aging

  46. Changing Aging Social Well-Being Building Social Capital • Multigenerational activities • Working • Volunteering

  47. Changing Aging

  48. Changing Aging Stay Positive Happiness

  49. Stay Positive

  50. Happiness is Contagious Happiness clusters in the Framingham social network Fowler J H , Christakis N A BMJ 2008;337:bmj.a2338 Fowler J H , Christakis N A BMJ 2008;337:bmj.a2338