Understanding the basics of the human anatomy is vital for caregivers of older people. Anatomy is defined as the study of the human or animal body. The human anatomy is made up of systems. Systems are made up cells, tissues and organs. There are eleven systems in the body;
*Circulatory (blood & vessels) *Digestive and Excretory *Endocrine (glands & hormones) *Integumentary (skin) *Muscular (muscle, tendons) *Skeletal (bones, ligaments and cartilage) *Nervous (brain and spinal column) *Lymphatic and Immunity
*Renal (kidneys) & Urinary *Reproductive * Respiratory
Aging has natural effects on all these systems, of which most, can be handled either by lifestyle changes or simple treatments. Any other effects are not part of natural aging and may need medical assistance. Knowing the difference between natural aging changes and the abnormal changes of aging is a vital part of the best overall care you can provide. It is recommended studying the normal effects of aging on the human anatomy.