The evolution of late life.

  title={The evolution of late life.},
  author={Casandra L. Rauser and Laurence D. Mueller and Michael G. Rose},
  journal={Ageing research reviews},
  volume={5 1},
Late life is a distinct phase of life characterized by a cessation in the deterioration of survivorship and fecundity characteristic of normal aging. Several theories have been proposed to explain non-aging at late ages, specifically with regards to late-life mortality-rate plateaus. All such theories must be compatible with formal evolutionary theory and… CONTINUE READING