Reflections on Aging: Normal Developmental Process or Disease? The process of aging is unavoidable and unrelenting in human beings. Is aging a normal stage of human development or a disease that can be treated, delayed, or perhaps even cured? This article explores the aging process from multiple perspectives and discusses the potential impacts of those varying perspectives on ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2014
Reflections on Aging: Normal Developmental Process or Disease?
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  • Janet Simon Schreck
    Loyola Clinical Centers, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore Maryland
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Article   |   January 01, 2014
Reflections on Aging: Normal Developmental Process or Disease?
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2014, Vol. 19, 44-46. doi:10.1044/gero19.1.44
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, January 2014, Vol. 19, 44-46. doi:10.1044/gero19.1.44

The process of aging is unavoidable and unrelenting in human beings. Is aging a normal stage of human development or a disease that can be treated, delayed, or perhaps even cured? This article explores the aging process from multiple perspectives and discusses the potential impacts of those varying perspectives on determination of health care policy and allocation of research dollars.

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