Physical Changes of Aging

Living Processes, Activities and Functions as they relate to Aging.

AARP International
This site contains aging-related information on specific nations around the world.  It includes demographic data, research reports and other information about dozens of nations.


Administration on Aging (AOA)
U.S. Administration on Aging addresses topics involving aging.


Alliance for Aging Research
"The Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal experience of aging and health."


American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR)
The American Federation of Aging Research supports the science of healthier aging.  AFAR has played a major role in providing and advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing grants to more than 2,600 talented scientists.


American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA)
"The ASAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder."


American Tinnitus Association
Tinnitus is a defect in the auditory nerve that causes a sound in the ears, such as buzzing, ringing or whistling.  The American Tinnitus Association exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research.


Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, the Eldercare Locator is your first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.


RoadScholar 
"As the leader of the lifelong learning movement, not-for-profit Road Scholar is the world’s largest and most innovative creator of experiential learning opportunities. We have guided generations of lifelong learners on transformative learning adventures from San Francisco to Siberia, and nearly everywhere in between."


The Robert N Butler Columbia Aging Center
(Former International Longevity Center) "Through innovation in science, policy, and practice, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, under the direction of Ursula M. Staudinger, PhD, seeks to develop the knowledge base necessary to inform aging-related health and social policy locally, nationally, and globally, in addition to train a new generation of thought leaders to address issues facing societies of longer lives."


Mascular Degeneration Foundation
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. "The Macular Degeneration Foundation is dedicated to those who have and will develop macular degeneration. We offer this growing community the latest information, news, hope and encouragement."


National Council on Aging (NCOA)
"Improving the Lives of Older Americans" - NCOA is an ossociation of organizations and professionsl dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being and contributions of older persons.  


National Institute on Aging (NIA)
NIA is one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It also provides extensive consumer information. NIA's Health Publications provide up-to-date information for seniors on a number of topics.


National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
NIDCD is one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIDCD conducts and supports research and training on the disordered processes of hearing and related problems.


National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
NOF is a nonprofit, voluntary health organization focusing on osteoporosis research, education and advocacy. The website includes information on prevention, patient information and locating a doctor.



Reference
Society of Certified Senior Advisors®. Working with Older Adults - A Professional's Guide to Contemporary Issues of Aging

 

Facts on Aging

Per the Population Reference Bureau, among people age 65 and older in 1965, only 5 percent had completed a bachelor’s degree or more. By 2014, this share had risen to 25 percent.
Population Reference Bureau

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