News tagged with older adults

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Not all memories fade with age

It may happen more than you care to admit. You draw on a memory from the not-so-distant past, and the bucket comes back empty. Your 10-year-old child, however, can recall the moment in a flash. "It was last ...

Aug 22, 2013
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Study: Understanding immunity as we age

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson have found a key to understanding the aging immune system's decreased response to infectious diseases, which remain ...

Jan 13, 2014
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Old age

Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include seniors (American usage), Senior Citizens (British and American usage), or the elderly. As occurs with almost any definable group of humanity, some people will hold a prejudice against others — in this case, against old people. This is one form of ageism.

Old people have limited regenerative abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and sickness than other adults. For the biology of ageing, see senescence. The medical study of the aging process is gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is geriatrics.

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