Research and the Ageing Population

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2008 - Medical - 280 pages
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This international symposium focuses on the contributions that biomedical research is making to the provision of proper health care for the increasing numbers of elderly people in all countries, developed and developing. Recent, encouraging developments in the areas of malignancy, dementia, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease are emphasized. Also addresses new ways of planning health care and social support systems for the elderly.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The health of the elderly population results from longitudinal studies with agecohort comparisons
3
Health and ageing in the developing world
17
Ageing and disease
38
Cerebrovascular disease and the elderly
58
Alzheimers disease as an agedependent disorder
69
Questions in the psychiatry of old age
86
Cardiovascular disease in the elderly
106
Malignant disease and the elderly
160
Longitudinal insights into the ageing population
177
The nature and causes of ageing
193
Changing health needs of the ageing population
208
Planning for health services for the elderly
221
The costs of longterm care distribution and responsibility
235
Summingup
254
Index of contributors
255

Osteoporosis syndromes and agerelated fracture
129
Ageing and infection
143
General discussion
155

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