The Process of Aging


Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

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People are living longer and it is imperative that healthcare providers understand the aging process. Participate in this module to learn about the current theories about the physiologic process of aging, understand the effects of aging on major organ systems and differentiate normal aging from pathology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the current theories of physiologic aging
  2. Explain the effects of aging on major organ systems
  3. Differentiate normal aging from pathology
  4. Recognize age-related changes in patients


L. Amanda Perry, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Geriatrics,
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE–IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Tanjeev Kaur, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
Clinical Physician, Palliative Care
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Author Bio:
L. Amanda Perry, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed a Family Medicine Residency and Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves at Medical Director of the Physician Home Visit Program at UIC.

Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewee
, 90-year old

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