Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle. Old age is a social construction rather than a definite biological stage, and the chronological age denoted as “old age” varies culturally and historically. Old age comprise“the later part of life ; theperiod of life after youth and middle age usually with reference to deterioration’’ when old age begins cannot be universally defined because it shifts according to the context. The united Nations has agreed that 60+ years may be usually denoted as old age, and this is the first attempt at an international definition of old age.
Furthermore, the fact that life expectancy beyond 80 has become widespread has shifted definitions of old age. Often people of old age have wrinkly skin. They will move slower, and because constantly cold. Old people have more health problems than young adults, and many of them take medicines. The reason for this is that their bodies are slowly deteriorating, so they have more problems, especially with moving. Old people are also called “senior citizens” or “elders”.