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Table 2 Precipitating and slowing factors of a shift to oldest age

From: The shift from old age to very old age: an analysis of the perception of aging among older people

Dimensions Precipitating factors Slowing factors
Physical health Acute disease
Physical incapacity
Loss of autonomy
Satisfactory health condition
Preservation of mobility
Mental health Loss of vital momentum
Willing of death
Lack of projects in the near future
Maintenance of activities of daily living
Social environment Widowhood
Insufficient social network
Social isolation
Presence of family members, friends, Neighbors in the environment
Appropriate social measures