Old age

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Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle.wikipedia
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Geriatrics

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The organic process of ageing is called senescence, the medical study of the aging process is called gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is called geriatrics.
Geriatrics, or geriatric medicine, is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people.

Ageism

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The elderly also face other social issues around retirement, loneliness, and ageism.
The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism.

Retirement

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The elderly also face other social issues around retirement, loneliness, and ageism.
Nowadays, most developed countries have systems to provide pensions on retirement in old age, funded by employers or the state.

Frailty syndrome

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However, after 75, they will become increasingly frail, a condition marked by serious mental and physical debilitation.
Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome that embodies an elevated risk of catastrophic declines in health and function among older adults.

Osteoporosis

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It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly.

AARP

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The AARP allows couples in which one spouse has reached the age of 50 to join, regardless of the age of the other spouse.
It is an influential lobbying group in the United States focusing largely on issues affecting the elderly.

Gerontology

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The organic process of ageing is called senescence, the medical study of the aging process is called gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is called geriatrics.
Some research indicates that the physical-social environment is related to the longevity and quality of life of the elderly.

Senescence

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The organic process of ageing is called senescence, the medical study of the aging process is called gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is called geriatrics.

Ageing

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The organic process of ageing is called senescence, the medical study of the aging process is called gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is called geriatrics. In October 2016, a paper published in the science journal Nature presented the conclusion that the maximum human lifespan is an average age of 115, with an absolute upper limit of 125 years.
Arbitrary divisions set to mark periods of life may include: juvenile (via infancy, childhood, preadolescence, adolescence), early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood.

Loneliness

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The elderly also face other social issues around retirement, loneliness, and ageism.
A 1989 study found that the social aspect of religion had a significant negative association with loneliness among elderly people.

Activities of daily living

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These problems coupled with increased dependency in the basic activities of daily living (ADLs) required for personal care add emotional problems: depression and anxiety.
Health professionals often use a person's ability or inability to perform ADLs as a measurement of their functional status, particularly in regard to people post injury, with disabilities and the elderly.

Elderly care

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Elderly care, or simply eldercare (also known in parts of the English speaking world as aged care), is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens.

Nursing home care

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A third option is assisted living where 24-hour round-the-clock supervision is given with aid in eating, bathing, dressing, etc. A final option is a nursing home which provides professional nursing care.
Nursing homes were a permanent residence where the elderly and disabled (poor elderly and disabled specifically) could receive any necessary medical care and receive daily meals.

Geriatric care management

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It entails working with persons of old age and their families in managing, rendering and referring various types of health and social care services.

Silver Alert

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A Silver Alert is a public notification system in the United States to broadcast information about missing persons – especially senior citizens with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other mental disabilities – in order to aid in locating them.

International Day of Older Persons

The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse.

Assisted living

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A third option is assisted living where 24-hour round-the-clock supervision is given with aid in eating, bathing, dressing, etc. A final option is a nursing home which provides professional nursing care.
A typical assisted living facility resident would usually be an older adult who does not need the level of care offered by a nursing home but prefers more companionship and needs some assistance in day-to-day living.

Retirement home

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A retirement home – sometimes called an old people's home or old age home, although old people's home can also refer to a nursing home – is a multi-residence housing facility intended for the elderly.

Respect for the Aged Day

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Respect for the Aged Day is a Japanese designated public holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens.

Biological life cycle

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Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle.

United Nations

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In 2011, the United Nations proposed a human rights convention that would specifically protect older persons.

World Health Organization

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However, for its study of old age in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) set 55 as the beginning of old age.

Nature (journal)

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In October 2016, a paper published in the science journal Nature presented the conclusion that the maximum human lifespan is an average age of 115, with an absolute upper limit of 125 years.