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About Aging

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This page is inspired by the quote of Helen Mirren.

“The best thing about being over 70 is being over 70. Certainly when I was 45, the idea of being 70 was like, ‘Arghhh!’ But you only have two options in life: Die young or get old. There is nothing else. The idea of dying young when you’re 25 is kind of cool — a bit romantic, like James Dean. But then you realize that life is too much fun to do that. It’s fascinating and wonderful and emotional. So you just have to find a way of negotiating getting old psychologically and physically.” Helen Mirren — AARP the Magazine, December 2016/January 2017 (photo By Harald Krichel - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,"

How Do We Age?

By 2060, according to the US Census, the number of people age 65 or older will total 98 million, or one quarter of the population.
In this article by Psychology Today, various factors are discussed about the aging process, such as quality of life, overall health and attitudes, sleep, vision, dementia, caregiving, and increased lifespan. -

What Scares Me About Getting Old

"For more than 40 years, I’ve dedicated my career to investigating how people age and ultimately relate to becoming elders. Once, when Morley Safer was interviewing me for a segment on 60 Minutes, he told the New York studio crew, “Ken Dychtwald has talked to more people about aging than any human being in the history of the world.” That may be true, but there’s still a lot about the subject that puzzles me."

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