Aging vs. Disease: Differences & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why does secondary aging fall into a different category than primary aging?

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1. Debbie is noticing wrinkles, a loss of muscle mass, and a general decline in her physical dexterity. Which type of aging is Debbie experiencing?

2. The condition of Alzheimer's falls under which category of aging?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although everybody ages, all aging is not the same. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your knowledge of the characteristics of the two main types of aging.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following types of aging:

  • Primary aging
  • Secondary aging

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections- understand that preventative health care can mitigate and reduce secondary aging
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about primary aging and be able to identify examples
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast primary aging and secondary aging

Additional Learning

To learn more about the types of aging and disease, review the accompanying lesson on Differences Between Aging & Disease. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understanding natural and progressive maturation
  • Understanding aging that is the result of environmental effects and disease
  • Making the connection between preventative health care and disease prevention
  • Defining the slow decline affecting a person's ability to think laterally and understand new ideas