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The Phases of Old Age and Their Physical and Psychological Changes


  What are the three phases of old age and what characterizes each one? According to Orosa (2014), cited in an article by Martínez et al. (2018), old age is an abstract concept, considered to be a stage of life. On the other hand, authors such as María del Carmen Amaro (2016) consider it to be a socio-anthropological construction. Broadly speaking, we can say that old age, also called the third age, is the last period of life, following maturity. At this stage, we’re already advanced in age and, although some of our capacities diminish, full psychological maturity is also…

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Chantal Maille
Praticien en Psychothérapie - Psychanalyste, Coaching conjugal & Sophrologie

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