PYC2603 Examination Preparation 2015 Notes on Assignment 1
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Adulthood and Maturity: Examination Preparation 2015
Primary aging refers to typical ageing, especially gradual physical deterioration; secondary aging refers to physical deterioration accelerated by disease or an unhealthy lifestyle, and tertiary aging refers to terminal decline that occurs in the period shortly before death.
see TUT 201/1/2015
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•	Primary ageing is caused by genetic aspects. It is inevitable and a natural progression of the life cycle.
•	Secondary aging is not a universal part of ageing and, in most cases it is preventable. It is physical decline caused by diseases such as Parkinson’s. Another cause of secondary aging is unhealthy lifestyle choices, i.e. alcoholism.
•	Tertiary ageing is not directly related to a person’s age. It refers to the rapid decline in cognitive and physical abilities of a person in the period just before their death. The term “terminal decline” is associated with tertiary ageing.
see Louw & Louw, 2009, p6
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