Aging results from the impact of cellular damage over time. This leads to a gradual decrease in physical and mental capacity, a growing risk of age-associated conditions and finally death. Aging is a process that is different for each person and is a lifelong process. We should remember this when care giving so the care-plan is individualized to the person receiving cares.
Effects of Aging
Aging Across the Lifespan
This approach is based on the premise that what happens in childhood and young adulthood affects the quality of life in old age. To maintain health and well being in later years, healthy practices across the lifespan can make a very positive difference. There following conditions impact aging: