Diseases that become more common at advanced age, such as cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and neurodegeneration. Scientist Mikhail V. Blagosklonny says age-related diseases are "the best biomarker of aging."
Procedure to detect blockages in blood vessels using X-rays taken following the injection of a contrast agent (iodine dye). The vessels became visible because the contrast dye within them blocks the X-rays.
Characteristic whereby people move slowly in normal life and cannot move quickly even when trying. Although other causes are possible, bradykinesia is most associated with Parkinson’s Disease and is one thing doctors look for when making a diagnosis.
A standardized method that enables non-psychiatrically trained clinicians to identify delirium quickly and accurately in both clinical and research settings. Most widely used test in patients with dementia.
The tau protein clumps accumulate in nerve cells in the brain’s frontal and temporal lobes. These clumps cause cell death in a particular region which eventually shrink the brain tissue, leading to the condition known as frontotemporal dementia.
Activities doctors and nurses look at to see if person is functioning as an adult. These include ability and doing housework, managing money, cooking or preparing food, shopping, and getting around town. These activities are key to living independently. A loss of function could mean the person is in the early stages of a disease or geriatic syndrome.
Condition that mimics some aspects of dementia but it is actually associated with old-age depression. Often shows up as indifference to the environment even though mental faculties are apparently intact. Related to apathy.
Loss of muscle mass. No precise or concensus definition, but sometimes diagnosed in older people. One definition is muscle loss to more than two standard deviations below the norm for young adults but there are no good references of what young adult muscle mass and no good way to measure muscle mass in patients This does not include loss of muscle strength, which is defined by Dynapenia.
atrophic vaginitis - thinning of the walls of the vagina often accompanied by drying and inflammation. Tends to happen as the woman gets older.
that may occur when your body has less estrogen. tissues of a woman's vagina no longer work in their normal, healthy way. It happens slowly as the lining of the vagina begins to shrink or thin out.