Effects of Ageing on Biological, Psychosocial and Biological

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Ageing is the accumulation of changes in an organism or object over time and is usually mainly seen as a biological process, however there are many other factors that can affect the ageing process such as the psychosocial and behavioral factors. These influence heavily on the aged person and the life they live. If any of these components of aging are neglected or ignored then person couldn’t possibly sustain a healthy standard of living.

2.Effects Of Ageing- Psychosocial
The term psychosocial refers to ones psychological development in and interaction with a social environment. ‘ A healthy older age is a state of maintaining a level of social activity that is only slightly changed from that of earlier years’ (Kaplan and Sadok, 1998). Staying healthy does not only mean staying physically fit, but also continuing to grow psychologically. As older people experience increased isolation, they become susceptible to depression, as well as to other illness’s, and eventually succumbing to death. Growing evidence shows that maintaining social activities is important for physical and emotional well-being. In 1997, One hundred and thirty- five initially healthy men and women older than 65 years of age were studied prospectively to identify factors associated with health outcomes (Willis, E. Goodwin, J. Lee, K. Mosqueda, L. Garry, P. Liu, P. Linn, R. Wayne, S. 1997). The structure of psychosocial characteristics of the healthy elderly sample was revealed in the pattern of correlations between personality, social interaction, and locus of control.

3.Effects Of Ageing- Behavioral
As Humans become older some behavior changes can be noticed. There are many different types of behavioral changes and many reasons why these come about. For example, elderly who are secluded or don’t have much interaction with the outside world, may become depressed which is very common in aged persons. In some older persons, depression is less...
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