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AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons) is a United States-based interest group whose stated mission is "empowering people to choose how they live as they age." According to the organization, as of 2018, it had more than 38 million members.
In the field of ageing studies, activist ageing refers to activism and research that empowers the elderly.
Activities of daily living (ADLs or ADL) is a term used in healthcare to refer to people's daily self care activities.
The activity theory, also known as the implicit theory of aging, normal theory of aging, and lay theory of aging, proposes that successful ageing occurs when older adults stay active and maintain social interactions.
In linguistics, an adjective (abbreviated) is a describing word, the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified.
Ageing or aging (see spelling differences) is the process of becoming older.
Ageism (also spelled "agism") is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age.
Aging in dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) varies from breed to breed, and affects the dog's health, physical ability and life expectancy.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level".
Albert Hirschfeld (June 21, 1903 – January 20, 2003) was an American caricaturist best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars.
Albrecht Dürer (21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528)Müller, Peter O. (1993) Substantiv-Derivation in Den Schriften Albrecht Dürers, Walter de Gruyter.
Alzheimer's disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time.
American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), sometimes called United States English or U.S. English, is the set of varieties of the English language native to the United States.
Antonio de Guevara (c. 1481 – 3 April 1545) was a Spanish chronicler and moralist.
Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs,; 384–322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidiki, in the north of Classical Greece.
An assisted living residence or assisted living facility (ALF) is a housing facility for people with disabilities or for adults who cannot or choose not to live independently.
Baby Boomers (also known as Boomers) are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation and preceding Generation X. There are varying timelines defining the start and the end of this cohort; demographers and researchers typically use birth years starting from the early- to mid-1940s and ending anywhere from 1960 to 1964.
In biology, a biological life cycle (or just life cycle when the biological context is clear) is a series of changes in form that an organism undergoes, returning to the starting state.
British English is the standard dialect of English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.
Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision.
Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called "crystalline lens") that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract.
A centenarian is a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States.
Childhood and Society is a 1950 book about the social significance of childhood by Erik H. Erikson.
Childhood sweetheart is a reciprocating phrase for a relationship (but not a partnership) between young persons.
A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time.
Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a legal member of a sovereign state or belonging to a nation.
Classical antiquity (also the classical era, classical period or classical age) is the period of cultural history between the 8th century BC and the 5th or 6th century AD centered on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, collectively known as the Greco-Roman world.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
The continuity theory of normal aging states that older adults will usually maintain the same activities, behaviors, relationships as they did in their earlier years of life.
Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism.
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research on physical medicine and rehabilitation, including practise and policy aspects of the rehabilitation process.
Discounts and allowances are reductions to a basic price of goods or services.
The disengagement theory of aging states that "aging is an inevitable, mutual withdrawal or disengagement, resulting in decreased interaction between the aging person and others in the social system he belongs to".
Elder rights are the rights of the aged, who in the United States are not recognized as a constitutionally protected class.
In gerontology, an Elder Village or Senior VillagePhilip Moeller, ", U.S. News & World Report, January 28, 2011; accessed 2013.05.18.
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.
Erik Homberger Erikson (born Erik Salomonsen; 15 June 1902 – 12 May 1994) was a German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychological development of human beings.
Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, as articulated in the second half of the 20th century by Erik Erikson, in collaboration with Joan Erikson, is a comprehensive psychoanalytic theory that identifies a series of eight stages, in which a healthy developing individual should pass through from infancy to late adulthood.
Food preferences in older adults and seniors takes into consideration how people's experiences change with aging; that is, including conditions like taste, diet (nutrition) and food choice.
Frailty is a common geriatric syndrome that embodies an elevated risk of catastrophic declines in health and function among older adults.
Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, raw imagery.
Human gait refers to locomotion achieved through the movement of human limbs.
Geriatric care management (also known as "elder care management", "senior health care management" and "professional care management") is the process of planning and coordinating care of the elderly and others with physical and/or mental impairments to meet their long term care needs, improve their quality of life, and maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Geriatrics, or geriatric medicine, is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people.
Gerontology is the study of the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of ageing.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body.
Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear.
Home care (also referred to as domiciliary care, social care, or in-home care) is supportive care provided in the home.
Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated.
Immunosenescence refers to the gradual deterioration of the immune system brought on by natural age advancement.
The implicit-association test (IAT) is a measure within social psychology designed to detect the strength of a person's automatic association between mental representations of objects (concepts) in memory.
The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.
Jan van Eyck (before c. 1390 – 9 July 1441) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges.
Joan Mowat Erikson (born Sarah Lucretia Serson; June 27, 1903 – August 3, 1997) was well known as the collaborator with her husband, Erik Erikson, and as an author, educator, craftsperson, and dance ethnographer.
Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live, based on the year of its birth, its current age and other demographic factors including gender.
Lillian Breslow Rubin (January 13, 1924- June 17, 2014) was an American writer, professor, psychotherapist and sociologist.
This is a list of the 100 verified oldest men, arranged in descending order of each individual's age in years and days.
This is a list of the 100 verified oldest women, arranged in descending order of each individual's age in years and days.
Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation.
Love for the Elderly is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with volunteers from 56 countries that "strives to bring love and kindness to our elders.".
Lyn Yvonne Abramson (born February 7, 1950) is a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Malignancy is the tendency of a medical condition to become progressively worse.
Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships.
Age-related memory loss, sometimes described as "normal aging", is qualitatively different from memory loss associated with dementias such as Alzheimer's disease, and is believed to have a different brain mechanism.
Menopause, also known as the climacteric, is the time in most women's lives when menstrual periods stop permanently, and they are no longer able to bear children.
Middle age is the period of age beyond young adulthood but before the onset of old age.
Nature is a British multidisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869.
Nursing homes are a type of residential care that provide around-the-clock nursing care for elderly people.
Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle.
This is a list of tables of the oldest people in the world in ordinal ranks.
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one's mouth clean and free of disease and other problems (e.g. bad breath) by regular brushing and cleaning between the teeth.
An organization or organisation is an entity comprising multiple people, such as an institution or an association, that has a collective goal and is linked to an external environment.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone.
Osteoporosis is a disease where increased bone weakness increases the risk of a broken bone.
Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898), known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890 and was the first Chancellor of the German Empire between 1871 and 1890.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Pat Thane is a professor of Contemporary History at King's College London as well as a general historian.
The paternal age effect is the statistical relationship between paternal age at conception and biological effects on the child.
Patricia Grace Devine is a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she was the psychology department chair from 2009 to 2014.
A pension is a fund into which a sum of money is added during an employee's employment years, and from which payments are drawn to support the person's retirement from work in the form of periodic payments.
A pensioner is a person who collects a pension, most commonly because of retirement from the workforce.
Pensions in the United Kingdom fall into three major divisions and 7 sub-divisions, including both defined-benefit and defined-contribution.
Portrait of the Artist's Mother at the Age of 63 (German: Bildnis der Mutter mit 63 Jahren) is a charcoal drawing from March 1514 by the German printmaker and painter Albrecht Dürer, now in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin.
The end of World War II brought a baby boom to many countries, especially Western ones.
Presbyopia is a condition associated with the aging of the eye that results in progressively worsening ability to focus clearly on close objects.
is a Japanese designated public holiday celebrated annually to honor elderly citizens.
Retirement is the withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from one's active working life.
This article lists the statutory retirement age in different countries.
A retirement home – sometimes called an old people's home or old age home, although this term can also refer to a nursing home – is a multi-residence housing facility intended for the elderly.
Rheumatism or rheumatic disorder is an umbrella term for conditions causing chronic, often intermittent pain affecting the joints and/or connective tissue.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique) are a group of art museums in Brussels, Belgium.
Saliva is a watery substance formed in the mouths of animals, secreted by the salivary glands.
Senescence or biological ageing is the gradual deterioration of function characteristic of most complex lifeforms, arguably found in all biological kingdoms, that on the level of the organism increases mortality after maturation.
A senior center is a type of community center where older adults can congregate to fulfill many of their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs.
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.
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir (or;; 9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist.
Slow-wave sleep (SWS), often referred to as deep sleep, consists of stage three (combined stages 3 and 4) of non-rapid eye movement sleep.
The social safety net is a collection of services provided by the state or other institutions such as friendly societies.
In the United States, Social Security is the commonly used term for the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and is administered by the Social Security Administration.
The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.
Socioemotional selectivity theory (SST; developed by Stanford psychologist Laura L. Carstensen) is a life-span theory of motivation.
Sputum is mucus and is the name used for the coughed-up material (phlegm) from the lower airways (trachea and bronchi).
Study for a Self-Portrait—Triptych, 1985–86 is a triptych painted between 1985 and 1986 by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon.
Successful aging (American English) or successful ageing (British English) refers to physical, mental and social well-being in older age.
A supercentenarian (sometimes hyphenated as super-centenarian) is someone who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday.
Taste buds contain the taste receptor cells, which are also known as gustatory cells.
The Age of Love is a 2014 feature-length documentary film that follows a group of 70- to 90-year-olds who attend a speed dating event looking for new love and companionship.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
Thirst is the craving for fluids, resulting in the basic instinct of animals to drink.
Sir Thomas More (7 February 14786 July 1535), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist.
Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (1488/1490 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school.
Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is a breakdown of teeth due to acids made by bacteria.
relief (1st century BCendash1st century AD) depicting the twelve Olympians carrying their attributes in procession; from left to right, Hestia (scepter), Hermes (winged cap and staff), Aphrodite (veiled), Ares (helmet and spear), Demeter (scepter and wheat sheaf), Hephaestus (staff), Hera (scepter), Poseidon (trident), Athena (owl and helmet), Zeus (thunderbolt and staff), Artemis (bow and quiver), Apollo (lyre), from the Walters Art Museum.Walters Art Museum, http://art.thewalters.org/detail/38764 accession number 23.40. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Utopia (Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia) is a work of fiction and socio-political satire by Thomas More (1478–1535) published in 1516 in Latin.
The Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele is a large oil-on-oak panel painting completed around 1434–36 by the Early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck.
The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
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