Frequently Asked Questions about Senior health

FAQ 1. What factors influence longevity?
Heredity primarily influences whether an individual will contract a disease or not. However, lifestyle, exposure to environmental toxins and access to suitable medical care can shorten the life expectancy of even people with the most robust genetic make-up.
2. What specific age does a person become categorized as elderly?
The age of 65 is usually considered the official start of the senior years because it has been designated as the age of retirement from the formal work force in industrialized societies although this is expected to change.
3. What is aging?
Aging is the process of gradual and spontaneous change due to maturation from childhood to the decline of many bodily functions through middle and late age.