Motor function, which refers to the ability to move and control muscles, typically declines with age. Here are some ways that motor function changes as people age.
Nutrition plays a crucial role in the aging process. As we age, our bodies undergo several changes, including a decline in muscle mass, bone density, and immune function. Proper nutrition can help slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of age-related diseases.
There have been many advances in anti-aging research that may benefit senior citizens. Here are a few examples.
The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, and the 65-and-older age group’s share of the total population will rise from 16 percent to 23 percent.
Is your aging parent lonely? Isolation and loneliness are widespread among our elders. It may begin with the the loss of a spouse. It may be compounded by physical decline such as loss of driving ability, decreased hearing or vision. Friends pass away. There are fewer opportunities for social engagement than in a younger day.
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