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  1. Help me out?

    I am trying to figure our what is really aging and what happens to the body and the mind?

    Your help is appreciated

    Thanks again for any help you have given to me
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  3. by   RN BSN 2009
    Quote from tiffany311
    Help me out?

    I am trying to figure our what is really aging and what happens to the body and the mind?

    Your help is appreciated

    Thanks again for any help you have given to me
    You may find this link helpful

    http://www.senescence.info/definitions.html

    One thing that needs to be kept in mind, what is normal aging versus pathological?

    Just because a condition, like alzheimers disease, occurs in older adults, doesn't mean it is a "normal" part of aging, it is pathological and should be treated accordingly.

    Keep an open mind, there are so many people who ignore pathological conditions and just blame it on old age.

    Good luck

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