HSS1101 Lecture 8: Ch17-Preparing for Aging, Dying, and Death

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HSS 1101 A Determinants of Health
Chapter 17 Preparing for Aging, Dying, and Death
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Redefining Aging
Age-related characteristics:
Biological age
Psychological age
Social age
Legal age or chronological age
Functional age
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What Is Normal Aging?
Definition of old:
60 to 69 years = young-old
70 to 79 years = middle-old
80 to 89 years = old-old
90+ years = oldest-old
Older people: product of lifelong experiences
Happiness, heartbreak, day-to-day existence
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