26 November 2012

Angola: Dependence On Carers Blamed for Aging

Luanda — The social worker at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Augusto Cardoso, said Friday in Luanda that the dependence on carers, amid physical and psychological aspects related to the aging itself, is one of the main consequences of aging process.

The reference was made in a lecture on "Theories of Aging" at the seminar on "Integration of Aging in Media, Social - Responsibility of Journalism" organized by the Ministry of Social Welfare.

According to the source, another consequence of the aging process is the breakdown of labor and social ties, which leads to decreased financial capacity.

The speaker said that aging can be defined as a progressive and irreversible loss of the ability of the organism to adapt to environmental conditions.

The definition of the World Health Organization (WHO) states that any individual is aged 65 or more years old.

This criterion is also valid and accepted by the United Nations (UN) for developed countries.

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