When Does ‘Old Age’ Start?

Seniors, Statistics, Stories

Old man sitting on a bench in Melbourne

I found this interesting article by Chad Brooks on Yahoo! News in which he looks at a new study from Oregon State University’s Michelle Barnhart.

The study of 80-something year olds suggests that, much more than age itself, our perceptions of an individual’s level of autonomy are what matters the most in defining the start of old age.

Her conclusion, clear and concise, is worth the read. Hint: it has to do with dignity.

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