There is no specific treatment for aging, only preventive measures. Regular physical activity may help to improve one's quality of life and mental health. The most common treatments are medications which also affect quality of life. Physical fitness of the elderly, for example, may help to maintain one's health, as could a regular diet with proper hydration and nutrition.
Overall numbers are rather low. The most likely explanation for the observation is that a large number of people may be diagnosed with a disorder other than depression/dementia/prion disease or they may not be diagnosed as a result of lack of awareness. An increase in public awareness in the area of aging may result in better quality of life and increased number of persons diagnosed with these disorders.
Ageing is a complex phenomenon, involving complex interactions and reciprocal relationships between aging processes, with an associated change in the social contexts under which people live, work, and express themselves. The study of aging can be considered a branch of gerontological and geromicrobiological research and a core component of geriatric and gerontology nursing.
Despite the numerous physiological causes of aging, there is no single physiological or genetic mutation that causes aging. Aging is a collection of physiological, lifestyle, and environmental changes which together cause a gradual reduction in function and decline of health and mortality. These changes, coupled with the cumulative burden of injury, disease, and damage from physical activity, produce the old profile of aging. The underlying determinant and causes are multiple and complex.
Aging cannot be cured under either of the conditions studied. However, aging can be controlled to a degree; it is an open-ended issue whether the control is so great that it may be a cure.
In a variety of elderly groups, the most frequently observed signs of aging are impaired cognitive function and diminished self-reported wellbeing. In particular, the two most significant and often overlooked signs of aging are those related to the musculoskeletal system.
Physical exercise training appears to have an impact on a range of cardiovascular risk factors in healthy humans. Results from a recent paper suggests that a similar effect may be seen in older individuals with a concurrent pre-existing (but not the primary) coronary heart disease [Cardiovascular Risk Reduction With Exercise Training in the Elderly (CORDIE) trial(n=5,536); Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT00574726].
Aging can be associated with a variety of age-related health problems, as well as disability. The health disparities associated with aging can be very serious; in the case of disability, the disparity can be even more serious.\n
Physical exercise can be performed safely during the first 2 weeks after hospital discharge. A structured exercise program of 60 minutes 3 times a week appeared to be the most beneficial regimen to promote a steady gain in physical fitness, while minimizing the risk of adverse cardiovascular events.
Recent findings of two very different populations shows that there are substantial individual, age-related differences in response to exercise, which may be linked to the effects of age and gender on cardiorespiratory fitness. Furthermore, the extent to which exercise training may influence the rate of ageing and modify the effects of age on mortality and morbidity requires further evaluation.
Exercise training is a popular method of maintaining health and increasing overall well-being and longevity; however, exercise training alone may not affect life expectancy in healthy individuals. Some researchers believe that exercise training is often used or prescribed incorrectly, due to the use of vague and unmeasurable exercise goals or exercise programs that are designed purely for the purpose of achieving a specific weight. Exercise training, as prescribed, involves specific amounts of exercise that will yield meaningful health benefits. These exercise programs may include strength training, resistance training, and cardio training. Research demonstrates that a healthier lifestyle in general can enhance lifespan as well as health and decreases the rate of ageing processes. It has been demonstrated that long term exercise is most efficient at enhancing life expectancy.
A small number of clinicians were the sole or initial source of information to the physicians in this population regarding clinical trials, and it is the patients who decide whether or not they wish to pursue clinical research.