Thursday, September 25, 2014

A new perspective?...

How should we think about the onset of older age?

On New Measurements of Aging
Everything is changing about 65-year-olds. They’re not the same as they were in 1950 or as they will be in 2050. Still, conventional measures used across the world treat everyone as becoming old starting at age 65.

Warren Sanderson, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at Stony Brook University, is working on ways to define aging other than the passing of years

The article reads: We think age has much more to do with how people function than how many birthdays they’ve had, so measuring function is the crucial thing


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