Many terms used in the study of aging are unfamiliar. In order to understand the internet sites and studies these terms are defined for you.
The study of aging and special problems of the aged.
The study within the field of medicine that deals with the study of disease, debilities, and care of aging persons
Individuals who experience the same event at the same time, quite often born in the same year
Normal disease free development through adulthood
Changes in adulthood that are related to disease, lifestyle and other environmentally induced changes not considered inevitable.
An untrue assumption that chronological age s the main determinant of human characteristics and that one age is better than another.
For additional Psychological terms that apply in Gerontology and Geriatric terms see All Psych Online