The Basis of Geriatric Medicine
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Jeremy W. Grabbe
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.
Aging population, Biogerontology, Geriatric medicine, History of
geriatrics, Multidisciplinary approach, Research, Theories of aging.
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