Focuses on the contributions that biomedical research is making to the provision of proper health care for the increasing numbers of old and very old people in all countries, both developed and developing.
The steadily growing numbers of old and very old people are posing new problems for the health services of all countries. This international symposium attempts to assess the contribution that biomedical research can make to the provision of proper health care for the elderly, both in industrialized and in developing societies.
Table of Contents
PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
The Health of the Elderly Population: Results
from Longitudinal Studies with Age-Cohort
Comparisons (A. Svanborg).
Health and Ageing in the Developing World (G.
Aging and Disease (J. Evans).
Alzheimer's Disease as an Age-Dependent
Disorder (R. Katzman).
Questions in the Psychiatry of Old Age (T.
Cardiovascular Disease and the Elderly (N.
Osteoporosis and Age-Related Fracture
Syndromes (B. Riggs & L. Melton).
Aging and Infection (J. Phair, et al.).
The Nature and Causes of Aging (T. Kirkwood).
Changing Health Needs of the Aging Population
Planning for Health Services for the Elderly
(C. Hollander & H. Becker).
Costs of Long-Term Care: Distribution and
Responsibility (S. Wallack & M. Cohen).
Summing-Up (T. Williams).
Index of Contributors.