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Depends Ensure Genital False teeth and hearing aids Bed pans catheters and railings surrounding my bed I cant wait to get old Walking with a shuffle My back not wanting to be straight Joints talking to each other I cant wait to get old Have to stop doing this Stop smoking that Start eating things that make me pooh I cant wait to get old Chop blend beat and add water then slurp it down Walk in circles at the mall I cant wait to get old I cant work even if I want to I dont do un-old things I dont try new things I watch TV I cant wait to get old Live in home with other old farts Play shuffleboard and Scrabble If I could only remember that seven-letter word Now Im old Unknown author The above poem is a satirical look at getting older and the inevitable changes that come with aging Time is not on our side we are all going to get older Everyone ages although genetics and lifestyle will determine how well we age we all have the same symptoms In this essay we will be discussing what is happening to the body in our older senior years what contributes to aging and are there any things we can do to prevent and or lessen some of the things such as disease sickness and injuries associated with aging The Life Cycle Phase There are many theories as to why the body ages Some noted by The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine Second Edition are Programmed senescence or aging clock theory The aging of the cells of each individual is programmed into the genes and there is a preset number of possible rejuvenations in the life of a given cell When cells die at a rate faster than they are replaced organs do not function properly and they are soon unable to maintain the functions necessary for life Genetic
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