Factors Influencing Ageing
Sarah Ali, Dementia & Elderly Care, Unit 28 - P1 P2
However having a bad lifestyle will have a negative influence on how the individual will age. For example smoking will cause damage to their bodies and therefore they may show signs of ageing quicker than those who don't smoke. Having a poor diet may mean the body is not getting enough energy to function properly, therefore it has less energy for repair and maintenance. As the disposable soma theory proposes our body will begin to age and deteriorate faster due to not being able to repair and maintain our bodily cells.
Improvements in healthcare
Having all these new things and advancement in equipment and education will improve the life span as we have more available to aid us. This means we can get help and cures for many things that were not available before. Due to this improvement people can live a longer and healthier life through getting help from healthcare professionals.