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    Regarding the issue of “aging”, there have been several theoretical perspectives that address the issue of the growing number of elderly in our society. Social gerontologists study aging and the elderly, and recently, this has grown in importance as the elderly have become the fastest growing segment of the population. Aging is the combination of biological, psychological, and social processes that affect people as they grow older, yet these biological, psychological, and social processes are not

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    The Aging Population

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    Aging is considered to be a worldwide phenomenon and there has been analysis conducted regarding certain issues and formulation of strategies regarding aging. In this research paper, attempt has been made to look into the issues and strategies of the aging population. The main areas of this paper are aging of the global population, health of the elderly in winter season, marital status of the elderly, living arrangements among the elderly, and role of criminal justice functionaries and NGOs in the

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    middle adults (50-65 years old) people who are 20 or 30 years younger than them. The elderly adults frequently complain of declining cognitive skills, especially in the area of episodic memory. Based on the literature, we already know that successful aging exists but none of them required to have almost similar memory performances with individuals two or three decades younger than them (Kaup, Mirzakhanian, Jeste & Eyler, 2011; Rowe & Kahn, 1997). However in superagers, this complain does not occur. Superagers

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    China's Aging Population

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    Current situation. China's population is aging. In 1999, China's elderly population (ages 60 and older) reached 10 percent, formally marking China as an aging society by international standards (Zhan, 2013). According to the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China (2012), the population for people who over 60 and 65 were about 190 million (13.7%) and 122 million (9.1%) in 2011, respectively. By 2030, people who are over 60 and 65 will account for 23% and 16% of the total population

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    Aging Population In China

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    shrinking. Based on the United Nations projects, China will lose 67 million workers from 2010 to 2030. Meanwhile, China’s elder population is expected to rise from 110 million in 2010 to 210 million in 2030. Population aging may affect output for two reasons. First, population aging means that large portion of people stop working because their age is not encouraged them to work anymore. If there are no compensation mechanisms at work for the elder, there will be only a small number of population engaged

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    Aging population: How to ensure a well-functioning society Nowadays, more and more countries have grown to an aging society. Worse still, this aging rate seems to accelerate. In 1900, only 5% of the British population was 65 and over, which increased to10.8% by 1950 and 15.8% by 2000, and is estimated to rise to 24.7% by 2050 (Torp, 2015). This problem is even much more severe in Japan, whose people aged 65 and over make up ¼ of its population (Torp, 2015). The whole society is unhealthy

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    Biological Aging Process

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    According to some formal definitions of aging: Oxford defines general aging as the process of change in the properties of a material occurring over a period, either spontaneously or through deliberate action. Biological aging is simply defined in oxford dictionary as the process of being old. The term "aging" refers to the biological process of growing older in a deleterious sense, what some authors call "senescence" (Williams, 1957; Comfort, 1964; Finch, 1990). Aging is defined as the process of becoming

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    Providing Care to the Aging of Different Cultures For anyone that needs to provide care for aging loved ones it can be a difficult task. But, how do you manage to provide care and maintain or obey cultural traditions? In the article, As Parents Age, Asian-Americans Struggle to Obey a Cultural Code, by Tanzina Vega, it takes a look at the struggle to provide care in line with one’s culture in today’s society. The article talks about the fact that the aging Asian-American population is increasing

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    General Health Tips for Elderly People Do you relish the thought of growing old or do you dread the changes that come with aging? Gray hair, wrinkles, poor eyesight and physical weakness are common to aging, but with a healthy lifestyle, regular check-ups and proper maintenance, getting older won't necessarily equate to sickness or poor quality of life. People from the age of 65 and above comprise the elderly population, which is projected to rise to 98.2 million in the year 2060 in the U.S. From

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    Two Aging Concepts The picture of aging today is very different that contradicts the persistent negative and stereotyped notions of later life. Emerging in contemporary society is the reality that one's later years may be a time of enhanced well-being with numerous opportunities for continued growth and development, as opposed to a period of life marked by crisis, suffering, and decline. Just as the myth connecting physical disease with old age is being debunked, so is the notion that connects old

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    In the United States; we have an aging society. An aging society is when the median age of a country increases due to rising life expectancy and declining fertility rates. In the year of 2050, the number of older people will increase by a substantial amount. Mostly, it would cause a major impact on my time as an adult and during my entirement years. It will also impact on others future by family, economics, government, and religion. As the society I live in is increasing when time progresses,

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    are enjoying the benefit of living much longer than ever before in history. However, there is a flipside to this coin of longevity. The population of the United States is aging at an unprecedented rate. “In 2010, 40 million people age 65 and over accounted for 13 percent of the total population in the United States.” (An Aging Nation) These numbers are expected to double by 2050, with one in every five Americans older than 65. Experts agree that this “Graying of America” will have enormous effects

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    Aging is a natural phenomenon to humans and the elderly can play an important role in our society. Elderly as many understand it means the point in life where one retires from work, and enters old age, and the last part of their lives. Elderly according to Erickson is generally around the age of 60. The life of the elderly is different than ours. Most no longer work and are done with the job of child rearing, and caring for a house, or for those who were career oriented they are now not dependent

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    century; the average life expectancy for women is 80 years while men are expected to live to about 75 years old. The population of older adults over the age of 65 years is expected to increase from 35 million in 2000 to 70 million by the year 2030. Aging is a slow decline in the ability of an organism to resist stress, damage, and disease. As the human body ages there are physical and biological changes that occur as well. The lifestyles that we chose to live have a large impact positively and negatively

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    Cognitive decline with aging may be not inevitable Student number: 9851359 University of Manchester In some cultures, people believe that cognitive decline is inevitable as people get older. Cutler et al. (As cited in Becca & Ellen, 1994) found that most Americans think there is no doubt that their memory will decline in old age, and Oregon State university (2013) illustrated that it is a natural thing that cognitive functions will decline with age. It is true that aging is one of the most

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    In Aging Backwards, author Miranda Esmonde-White describes how aging is more of a lifestyle choice than a length of time growing old. Esmonde-White’s main goal in writing this book is to expand knowledge to individuals that the reason why we age is because of neglecting certain areas on our bodies. Every muscle in our body is the key to living a long life. According to Esmonde-White (2014), “An organelle called mitochondria, is the powerhouses of cells. If the mitochondria keeps running; our

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    Teacher’s name: Mr.Leon Boois Course: English Grammar The Process of Aging of the Human Body Aging, old age, is a phenomenon afflicting the human as a result of growth. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary (1), aging is " the time of life when a person is old”. There are many changes occurring in the human body during the aging period. In the beginning of this period the human will have some changes in the situation and the shape of his body

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    Anti Aging Skin Care - 7 Tips On Looking Younger Are you worried how you look? Everyone at some time or another has that thought. It's not only celebrities and people in the public eye who worry about looking older. Now 50 is the new 40 and we all care about our appearance. The big question is how can you stay looking younger? There is no one remedy that will clear your skin of wrinkles overnight, but with faith in a good wrinkle skin care routine you will achieve younger looking skin overtime

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    than our sense of them. Also the experiences of aging and growing old have come upon us faster than it used to and has changed our ways of viewing it. It is not nearly as bad as people think it will be but not quite as good either. What is aging? In biology, all organisms undergo a period of development and growth before they become reproductively mature1. In most species, the time of reproductive activity is short and followed closely by death. Aging can be defined as “the period of lifespan characterized

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    slow down? Aging is a unique experience for everyone and each person deals with it differently. The theme of growing older and changing appearance in “Mirror” by Sylvia Plath can be compared to the theme of aging and reflecting on one’s life seen in “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. These similarities and differences can be seen through each author’s tone, each poem’s structure, and each poem’s overall message. First, it is clear that both Plath and Frost have differing views on aging, which can

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