Strange Facts of Old Age
Old age is the nearing or exceeding the average life span of a human beings or animals, and end of the life cycle. Seniors or senior citizens and elderly in American and British language and the term for old age. Elder people have limited reproduction of reproductive tissues, cells which have been used up or damaged by the ordinary process of life, and the continual regeneration of the epithelial cells of the body, or the regeneration of the contractile of substance of muscles, that makes the elderly prone to diseases, syndromes or any kind of illness compared to the younger age. There are rare senescence or aging process in some human being, a rare genetic disorders called progeria (a rare aging disease manifested in early birth, also known as DNA repair deficiency. Oxidative stress in human beings is involved in many kinds of diseases such as anaemia or blood disorders (Sickle Cell Disease), Parkinson’s disease, Alzeimer’s disease, Schizophrenia, heart failure and prone to diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and heart diseases. Some considered a person as old age if the person is a grandparent, or when they are already in their retirement age. Retirement age is usually 60 years old in other countries, and known as Senior or Senior Citizen in American and British usage. But in the United States the traditional age of retirement age is 65 years old and are eligible for the Social Security Benefits.
1) Weird Grandma
2) Senior Citizen or Elderly
Gloria Stewart, was born on July 4, 1910, an American actress appeared in the Invisible Man and as Rose Dawson Calvert, the elderly, in the Titanic film. She was the oldest actress nominated for the Oscar’s awards at the age of 87. At the age of 95, she was diagnosed with lung cancer , but still managed to celebrate her 100 years old birthday. Three months after her 100th birthday, she passed away in her sleep due to respiratory failure on September 26, 2010. Gloria Stewart was cremated.
Doris Eaton Travis was born March 14,1904, she was a Broadway entertainer and film actress, dance instructor and author. She was the last surviving Ziegfeld girls. At the age of 88, she graduated as Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma in 1992. And at the age of 100, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Oakland University in 2004. Eaton Travis died at the age of 106, due to aneurysm on May 11, 2010.
Antisa Khvichara a Georgian woman born on July 8, 1880, who was outlived ny her husband and children. She was taken care of by her grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. Antisa Khvichara claims she is 131 years old, based on her birthday in her passport.
Jeanne Louise Calment was born on February 21, 1875, a French supercentenarian, living to the age of 122 years, and 164 days, and lives in Arles, France. Calment was outlived both by her daughter and grandson. She died on August 4, 1997.
5) Athletic Elderly or Old Age
6) Old Age Diseases
Alzeimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease
Diabetes in Old Age
Stroke in Old Age
7) People who became famous at Old Age
Olive Riley, Oldest Blogger at age 107
Muriel Duckworth, Centenarian
Nola Ochs, world’s oldest College graduate
Nursing Homes, Elderly Homes, Retirement Homes
How much do we love our aging parents? In many parts of Asia, they keep their old parents or grandparents
in their home. Seldom for the Asians sent their aging parents in a nursing home, for some reasons of may
be the children are busy working and no one will take care of their parents, some old parents with Alzeimer’s
disease, Parkinson’s diseases or may be schizophrenic parent or old parent that soils their diapers, and
the children or grandchildren could not “bear” the stressful job, and hire private nurses or caregivers.
8) Homeless Old Beggars
9) Progeria or Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
Hayley Okines, a 13 year-old girl from England, United Kingdom, had a rare genetic syndrome known as
the Progeria or Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, where the aging process is eight times
faster than an average growing old person. She is being treated in Boston, United States for this extremely
rare old-age disease. At the age of 13, physically, she looks like a 100 year-old woman.
Brooke Greenberg, born January 8, 1993, the 16 year-old that never grow old.
Nicky Freeman , from Western Australia, 40 year-old man that acts and looked like a 10 year-old boy.
Nicky Freeman is blind.
10) Gerontophobia, the fear of Growing Old
Rhytidectomy or face lift cosmetic surgery, is the surgical removal of wrinkles and loosen skin.
Maybe everyone of us have the fear of growing old, having your black hair turned into gray or white,
your skin began to sag and the beauty began to fade. Gerontophobia is the fear of growing old or the
fear of Old People. Old age definitely change everything, from physical features to health issues. Lucky
for the people who could afford the costly Rhytidectomy procedures, botox or non-surgical cosmetic
wrinkle-treatments. But be sure that you see the right Plastic surgeon in your place, or maybe instead of
having a younger look, you will have a monster look.
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