There are many implications for aging indivuals and the aging
societies. One example would be the increase of life expectancy for
an aging individual and the aging society. A second example would
be the increase of chronic conditions for an aging indivudual and the
aging society. Following are specific implications for these two
Increasing life expectancy
There has definitely been an increase in life expectancy. I see it in my
own family tree. There is a difference, however, between my mother 's
side and my father 's. My mother 's side of the family is all Polish,
whereas, my father 's side is Canadian French and Italian. The life
expectancy I feel strongly has to do with genetics and what you
inheret in those genes. I will start with my mother 's side of the family
genes and then share my father 's side.
My mother 's side of the family, the women definitely have lived long
and longer lives than the men. My great aunt and great grandmother
lived to be over 100 year old. My grandmother lived to be 97. My
great uncle and great grandfather lived to their late 80 's and early
90 's. Except for my grandfather, who died of lung cancer from
smoking at a young age. I believe he was in his early 50 's.
My father 's side of the family life expectancy was much different. All
members of the family, both men and women died in their 70s. This
incluces my aunt, dad, gradfather, grandmother, and uncle. It is very
interesting because my father lived a very unhealthy life, whereas,
my uncle lived a very healthy life7. Just goes to show that genes
impact your life expectancy.
According to our textbook indicates by the yea...
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...ectancy and chronic disease. Right
now there are ways to slow or stop some of the diseases if these
indivduals take a healty approach to life. This isn 't the case with
everyone, but lifestyle change does impact disease and life
expectancy. It is my hope that one day not so far off into the future,
new cures and medicine with become avaailble to remove all disease
and increase life even longer.
Murabito, Joanne M., Yuan, Rong, & Lunetta, Kathryn L. (2012).
The search for longevity and healthy aging genes: Insights from
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Chronic disease; strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging.
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