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Chapter 12

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Anna Walsh

Chapter 12 What Is Optimal Aging Erikson thought that issues in each stage of development, never fully resolved but always revisitied Optimal aging o Different ways of aging o Unfolds depending on choices by individuals o Longevity, avoidance of particular illnesses (CVD cardiovascular) or depression, and self-reported health o Multi-dimensional o Models are also teleological (specify desirable outcome or goal telos) o Telos means that the assumption of the dominatint paradigm, or cultural value o E.g. it is considered good to live long time Rowe and Kahns model of successful aging: Three components: 1. Avoidance of disease 2. Maintenance of high cognitivephysical function 3. Active engagement w life Avoidance of disease: To avoid chronic diseases ppl avoid toxins of cigarette smoke, good nutrition, exercise Exposure to toxins = accelerates aging process Harmful toxins = smoking, alcohol, substance abuse, uv radiation Nutrition = very important Bad diet = too high in fats, sugar, protein, without fresh vegetables and fruits promote CVDs, diabetes, cancer www.notesolution.com
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