functional age


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functional age

a combination of the chronological, physiological, mental, and emotional ages.

func·tion·al age

(fungkshŭn-ăl āj)
A patient who manifests the development and behaviors of a particular age group, which are not necessarily typical of the chronologic age of the person.

functional age

Age defined in terms of physical or functional capacity; frequently applied to older adults.
See also: age
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She said the middle-aged population should be aware of the concept of healthy ageing: "When they come to us at an earlier age, we can evaluate their functional age and assess the problems they face.
Kalban said: "We recently introduced the H-Scan machine which is a state-of-the-art computer based system that tabulates the functional age of the person.
The centre has 30 inpatients and 50 outpatients and recently introduced a new machine known as H-Scan which is a state-of-the-art computer-based system that tabulates the functional age of the person.
The functional age is more important than the biological age, because in a majority of cases, the functional age is higher than the biological age due to a several factors such as stress," said Dr Mohammed Gamil Elnoamani, senior geriatrician and head of medical affairs at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
Dr Elnoamani encouraged people in their late 40s to early 50s to visit the centre and get their functional age tested.

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