Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Recent Advances in Geriatric Medicine

Volume: 2

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Medicine

According to the National Institute of Aging there are more than half a billion people over the age of 65 across the globe. This has led to a need for medical and psychiatric care on a scale ...
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The Basis of Geriatric Medicine

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Jeremy W. Grabbe

Abstract

The study of aging and geriatrics is a relatively recent area of study and specialization. Much of the increase in focus on geriatrics has been a result of the explosion of the aging population. It therefore has become essential for the modern clinician to have an understanding of the different disciplines involved in administering to the aging population. Keeping track of recent advances can be a daunting undertaking. This chapter will prepare the reader to appreciate the multidisciplinary approach to geriatric medicine. This growing demographic has a dramatic impact on the future of scientific research.

Keywords:

Aging population, Biogerontology, Geriatric medicine, History of geriatrics, Multidisciplinary approach, Research, Theories of aging.

Affiliation:

The State University of New York, Plattsburgh 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh, NY 12901, USA.