Different Stages of
Consists of ages
nearing or surpassing
the life expectancy of
human beings, and
thus the end of the
human life cycle
“the later part of life; the
period of life after youth and
middle age . . . , usually with
reference to deterioration”
The United Nations has agreed that 60+ years
may be usually denoted as old age, but for its
study of old age in Africa, the World Health
Organization (WHO) set 50 as the beginning of old
age, however there is no set age at which people
show signs of growing old.
At the same time, the WHO recognized
that the developing world often defines old
age, not by years, but by new roles, loss of
previous roles, or inability to make active
contribution to society.
- There is no set age at which people show signs of
growing old. Some people demonstrate aging in their
twenties, while others are young in their sixties or
- The average duration of life has greatly increased
in the last 2,000 years…
The tremendous prolongation of life is ascribed to
many factors, among which may be emphasized as:
better housing and working condition
pure water and food supplies;
more effective medical care;
wider application of public health techniques in the
prevention of disease;
and continuing intensive research programs in all of these
Signs of Aging
The skin becomes less elastic and more
lined and wrinkled.
The hair gradually thins.
Gray hair growth increases.
The height loses 2 inches because of the
change in posture.
Hearing becomes difficult.
A person’s vision declines.
Sleeping less at night.
The bones get less dense and strong.
Metabolism slows down more.
Lack of care
Loss of sensation
Loss of appetite
Mobility (slower walking and etc.)
Loss of control in urine and stool
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