Lesley K Bowker, James D Price and Sarah C Smith

in Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586097
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740817 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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The ageing person 2

Theories of ageing 3

Demographics: life expectancy 4

Demographics: population age structure 6

Demographics: ageing and illness 8

Illness in older people 10

There are many differences between old and young people. In only some cases are these changes due to true ageing, ie due to changes in the characteristic(s) compared with when the person was young....

Chapter.  2696 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Geriatric Medicine

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