Introduction to the Aging Process

What you’ll learn to do: examine the process of agingĀ and the biological, social, and psychological changes and perceptions associated with growing old

An old woman dressed in purple and a black hat smiles and laughs while covering her face with her right hand.
Old age affects every aspect of human life: biological, social, and psychological. Although medical technology has lengthened life expectancies, it cannot eradicate aging and death. Cultural attitudes shape the way our society views old age and dying, but these attitudes shift and evolve over time. In this section, you’ll learn about the types of changes that occur during late adulthood and examine attitudes toward death and dying.

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Watch this video for some advice from a few of the world’s oldest people to hear what they have to say about ways that you can also live to be the oldest person alive.