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CONTINUED PROCESS OF BIOLOGIC, COGNITIVE, AND PSYCHOSOCIAL CHANGE
AGING
BASED ON CELLULAR FUNCTION AND BODY PHYSIOLOGY
BIOLOGIC THEORIES
SPECIALISTS IN THE STUDY OF AGING PEOPLE
GERONTOLOGISTS
THAT INFLUENCES YOUR DEFINITION OF BEING OLD
IT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF AGING;
1. OLD PEOPLE ARE SICK
2. OLD PEOPLE CAN'T LEARN NEW THINGS
3. IT IS TOO LATE FOR LIFESYLE CHANGES TO IMPROVE HEALTH
4. OLD PEOPLE ARE NOT SEXUAL
5. OLD PEOPLE ARE A DRAIN ON SOCIETY
6. OLD PEOPLE ARE SENILE
7. MOST OLD PEOPLE ARE ISOLATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES.
8. MOST OLD PEOPLE LIVE IN NURSING HOMES
9. OLD PEOPLE ARE POOR
10. OLD PEOPLE ARE UNHAPPY
MYTHS ABOUT OLD PEOPLE
BIOLOGIC THEORY, BODY CELLS ARE PROGRAMMED FOR A SPECIFIC LENGTH OF TIME AND THEN DIE. WHEN CELLS QUIT FUNCTIONING, THE PERSON EVENTUALLY DIES.
THE BIOLOGIC CLOCK
FREE-RADICAL THEORY
BELIEVE THAT CELLS ARE DAMAGED BY TOXINS IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN WASTE PRODUCTS OF METABOLISM, AND FROM DISEASE
WEAR-AND-TEAR THEORY
STATES THAT THE BODY CELLS AND ORGANS EVENTUALLY WEAR OUT, LIKE MACHINERY
IMMUNE SYSTEM FAILURE THEORY
THE SYSTEM LOSES IT ABILITY TO PROTECT FROM DISEASE
AUTOIMMUNE THEORY
HERE THE BODY NO LONGER RECOGNIZES ITSELF, AND BEGINS TO ATTACK ITSELF AND BREAK DOWN, AS OCCURS IN SOME TYPES OF ARTHRITIS