Aging versus disease
Read Online

Aging versus disease current health perceptions among the elderly by Sharon B. Arnold

  • 4 Want to read
  • ·
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Ca .
Written in English


  • Older people -- United States -- Attitudes.,
  • Older people -- Health and hygiene -- Public opinion.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 111-115.

StatementSharon B. Arnold.
SeriesRand Graduate School dissertation -- N-2949-RGSD
The Physical Object
Pagination115 p. ;
Number of Pages115
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17947062M

Download Aging versus disease


The Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program (AD+HAP) develops evidence-based, scientific information to educate, inform, and assist in translating its research into public health practice. Overweight individuals have a higher risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer, and more. However, being thinner doesn’t mean you are necessarily healthier. Aging is not a disease, but our body’s changes make us vulnerable to some medical conditions. One example is essential hypertension, or high blood pressure. The exact cause of essential. Senescence (/ s ɪ ˈ n ɛ s ə n s /) or biological aging is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics. The word senescence can refer either to cellular senescence or to senescence of the whole smal senescence involves an increase in death rates and/or a decrease in fecundity with increasing age, at least in the latter part of an organism's life cycle.

  The term successful aging was made popular in , when the scientists John Wallis Rowe and Robert Kahn published an influential book entitled Successful Aging. Rowe . Normal Aging vs. Dementia. While some mild changes in cognition are considered a normal part of the aging process, dementia is age-related declines are subtle and mostly affect the speed of thinking and attentional control. As you can see, the use of aging vs. ageing in American English has remained much steadier over time. The graphs aren’t scientifically accurate, since they only examine books published in English since , but they are still useful for visualizing clear long-term usage trends. Trick to Remember the Difference. A proper exercise program will help men delay many of the changes of aging, particularly when they combine it with other preventive measures (see "Not by exercise alone," below). And the same program can help ward off many of the chronic illnesses that too often tarnish a man's golden years. Heart disease is the leading killer of American men.

Download a printable PDF version of the Forgetfulness: Normal or Not? infographic (PDF, K). Many people worry about becoming forgetful as they age. They think it is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. But some forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. John Rowe and Robert Kahn 2 suggested a more specific concept of “successful aging” defined by a decreased risk of disease and disability, robust mental and physical functioning, and active engagement in meaningful activities.   Coronary artery disease, the type that causes heart attacks and is generally known as heart disease, is the leading killer in the U.S., and men have much higher rates of it .   Those two are in the current International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a manual published by the World Heath Organization — but aging is .