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As you get older, the outer layer of the skin ages as well. The skin becomes less elastic, which leads to loose and saggy skin marked with lines and crevices. Researchers at the University of Rochester found even with typical cosmetic procedures an individual's skin will begin to sag. The only procedure that may slow the process of aging is bone implants.
You Become More Absent-minded
According to Karen Campbell, a current doctoral student at the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, as an individual ages their ability to ignore distractions becomes more of a challenge. However, she discovered that becoming more distracted can also increase the knowledge of "extraneous co-occurrences compared to younger adults."
Laughter Remains Healthy
Just because you age, it doesn't mean you lose your sense of humor. According to Prathiba Shammi, a psychologist at Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care, humor may enhance the quality of life and it is essential in social interactions.
You Sleep Less
According to a study conducted by U.K. researchers, older people need less sleep. Older adults between the ages 66 and 83 sleep 20 minutes less than young adults between the ages of 20 and 30. Scientists found that health aging may be associated with reductions in sleep required to maintain alertness.
Your Stem Cells Age
In a study published in 2007, researchers found stem cells also become victim to wear and tear of aging. In time, stem cells' ability to repopulate declines. Researchers theorize it has to do with stress and inflammation.
Published by Medicaldaily.com