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What is Aging

Handbook of Research on Health Systems and Organizations for an Aging Society
A biological process that involves a series of functional changes that appear over time and are not the result of illness or accident.
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Loneliness Among Rural Elderly: Present and Future Public Health Challenges
Borja Rivero Jiménez (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain), Nuria María García Perales (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain), David Conde Caballero (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain), Beatriz Muñoz González (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain), Julián F. Calderón García (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain), and Lorenzo Mariano Juarez (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9818-3.ch004
Population aging is a great challenge for modern societies at the future and is a central issue in the development of public policies. In Spain, in rural regions, the demographic problem of aging must be added to the problem of migration. In this context, a direct consequence of the union of aging and depopulation appears: loneliness of the elderly rural populations. Several studies indicate that loneliness has a significant association with increased use of medical services. These medical analyses need to be complemented with conceptualizations that integrate them into broader views that analyze structural causes and consequences. This text reviews the types of measurement scales proposed by the academy and lists some of the campaigns carried out by the administrations. The authors will attempt to take a critical approach, analyzing how individualized and medicalized visions of loneliness have been led.
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Understanding the Evolution of Sensory Aging in the Workforce
A continuous, gradual, irreversible process of molecular, cellular, and functional changes that begins in adulthood.
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Can Video Games Benefit the Cognitive Abilities of the Elderly Population?
Set of modifications deriving from advancing age beyond the stage of maturity, noticing a progressive decrease in mental and physical abilities and skills.
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Mathematical Modeling of the Aging Process
A biological phenomenon observed in most animals leading to increasing functional impairment and constantly rising mortality rate. Age related changes can be observed at intracellular, tissue and organismic level. Many theories about the mechanism of the aging process exist, but the details are currently still unresolved.
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That's My Space: Ageing, Gender, and Survival in Ugandan Theatre
The process of gaining additional years to one’s life and career.
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Examining the Variables Affecting the Social Networks of the Elderly
Progressive loss of function accompanied by decreasing fertility and increasing mortality with advancing age.
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Physical and Mental Health Issues of Elderly Women in India: A Review
Senescence, or a decrease in biological functions and the organism's ability to respond to metabolic stress, is the result of gradual physiological changes in an organism that leads to ageing.
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The Importance of Aging in the Innovation Process of Organizations
Is based on the demographic aging of the population inherent to the increase in average life expectancy and improvements in health and hygiene conditions, together with the decrease in birth and mortality rates.
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Active and Healthy Aging: Satisfaction with Health Services by Elderly Patients in Turkey
Aging occurs as the result of accumulating disorders in the body’s structure and functions. Aging is an unpreventable chronological, social and biological process.
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The Evolution of Aging Conceptualization and Its Effect on the Workforce
A natural process, characterized by specific biopsychosocial changes, associated over time, variable from individual to individual, and influenced by lifestyle, environmental factors, and health conditions.
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The Journey Between the Final Stage of Career and the Adaptation to Retirement
A worldwide phenomenon of aging (the world's population getting older) resulting from improved living conditions, better health services, increasing life expectancy, and declining birth and mortality rates, directly impacting the labor force nationally and globally.
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Diabetes Mellitus and Aging
A process of becoming older.
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The Self-Cultivation Model of Lifelong Learning: Toward Post-Egoic Development
A process of human maturation that has the potential for an elder to demonstrate the highest forms of wisdom and beingness. An aging individual can be an integrated model of graciousness, wide perspective, non-reactivity, sagacity, humour, compassion, and relationality. At its best, aging can become saging. Sages garner respect, are sought out for counsel, and reap the benefits of simultaneous giving and receiving, as does the community.
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Aging and Sexuality
The term “aging” refers to the physical and psychological changes that occur with maturation.
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Positive Psychology and Aging
A process of becoming older.
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The Sebaceous Gland: A Model of Hormonal Aging
A complex process that defines the changes observed throughout the organism’s lifespan and cannot be defined by a single pathway or a single cause. Aging is controlled by both environmental factors and the genetic constitution of the individual and has been described as a progressive decline of the ability to withdraw stress, damage and disease. Furthermore, it is characterized by an increase of degenerative and neoplastic disorders.
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COVID-19 Pandemic: The Impact of the Elderly Workforce on Social Security-Related Rights
It is a universal process that is observed in every living creature over time and causes a decrease in all functions. Today, the terms “young old age” is used for 65-74 years of age, “mid old ages” is used for 75-84 years of age and “old age” is used for over 85 years of age when describing the stages of old age. It is a biological process that occurs in all organisms depending on the effect of time and is characterized by progressive loss of functions.
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How to Age Successfully: Analyzing Drivers via Fuzzy BWM Approach
Every living thing has a certain life span. The fertilized cell begins to age after completing its development and giving new offspring. Death occurs as a result of aging. The length of life varies according to the species. No link was found between longevity and body size. Animals with similar structures can vary greatly in life expectancy.
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