What is the Course About?
Contemporary biological theories of aging: why do we age?
Physiological, neurological and endocrinological aspects of aging: what
happens to our bodies and brains when we age?
Influence of exercise, nutrition and heredity on longevity: what are the
factors that affect how we age?
Research and intervention issues: how do we find out these things, and
what can we do about them?
What is Aging?
Aging begins at birth.
Senescence: the final stage(s) of the normal lifespan.
Definitions of Old Age
Chronological: e.g., aged ≥ 65 years