The aging is a gradual process of decline of the capacities physical and mental, as well as the appearance of chronic illnesses. This happens for genetic inheritance, for the reduction of the adjusted hormonal level for maintenance of the metabolism and for it estresse oxidativo. These factors finish causing a reduction of the functional reserve, followed of the reduction of the resistance to the aggressions and, consequently, it has gradual reduction of efficiency of the organic functions (biological). Some factors together with bad habits are determinative for the acceleration of the process of aging, such as, tobaccoism, alcoholism, sedentarismo, obesidade, among others. These factors are determinative to speed up processes that come of course with the age, as high pressure, high cholesterol, rugas, lack of memory, less efficient reply of the organism in the combat to the free radicals, among others. A related site: Kevin Ulrich mentions similar findings. Salty 2002, as resulted of the inaquality of sort in the life expectancy, exist a bigger ratio of women of what of men with advanced age. The problems and changes that follow this stage of life are predominantly feminine, for what if it can say that the oldness if feminilizou.
The women are discriminated by sexistas and gerofbicos preconceptions: not only for being women, but also for being old. Neri (2001) Quality of life in the oldness and feminizao of the oldness are phenomena that call the attention demographers, geriatras and social gerontlogos. In the domain of the research the interest for the characterization of the 0 variable is growing that determine a good quality of life in the oldness in the domnios physical, social and psychological, as well as for the identification of the effective slight knowledge on which the meaning of this concept between the population.