Practical Issues in Geriatrics

Prevention of Chronic Diseases and Age-Related Disability

Editors: Michel, Jean-Pierre (Ed.)

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  • Sheds new light on healthy ageing, which is more than just the absence of disease
  • Explains how the priority is the midlife prevention of age-related disability mainly linked to Sarcopenia and frailty
  • Presents socioeconomic issues linked to the ageing of the world population, as well as clinical practice recommendations to prevent age-related disability  
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About this book

This book explains how to promote and prolong “healthy ageing,” which constitutes maintaining daily functioning and well-being until the end of life.

In this context, the editor of the book and the international team of authors, all of whom are experts on the various aspects of ageing, demonstrate the value of this new approach in clinical practice.

The systematic integration of a functional assessment, if not a complete and comprehensive geriatric assessment, is fundamental in daily clinical practice. Identifying risk factors at midlife will help to promote health at any age. Moreover, randomized control trials are making it increasingly clear that interventions could help ageing and elderly adults enjoy their remaining years without disability. Indeed, wellbeing will also increase, allowing elderly adults to stay independent until a very advanced age.

The book also shows how considerable societal benefits can be easily forecast when more lifetime is spent without disability, followed by a dignified end of life. 

This book will be of interest to all medical doctors, general practitioners and organ specialists as well as geriatricians who want to have a complete overview of what healthy ageing means.


About the authors

Prof. Michel is an emeritus professor of Medicine and former head of the Academic Geriatric department (Geneva Hospitals and Medical University). He is also an honorary professor of Medicine at Limoges University (F) and Beijing University Hospital (CN), as well as adjunct professor at McGill University (Montreal – Ca). He was elected President of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) in 2012 and 2013. During the last International Association of Gerontology-World (IAGG) congress of Geriatric Medicine in Seoul (2013), he received a “World Award” for his lifelong, far-reaching achievements in Geriatric Medicine. Moreover, he is full board member of the French national Academy of Medicine and foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Medicine. He is on-going WHO expert of the “Ageing and life course” program. In 2017, he was nominated by the IAGG-world executive board as director of the “Federation of Education in Geriatrics” with includes Asian, European, Latin American, South East Asian and Sub-Saharan Africa Academies of Geriatrics. In 2018, he was elected by the “Science Advice for Policy by European Academies” (SAPEA) to be the chairman of a working group targeting the topic: “Transforming the future of Ageing”.
He has authored over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, plus numerous book chapters. Prof. Michel was the first editor of the recently published third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, and has also edited another book entitled Adult vaccinations: changing the immunization paradigm in the series “Practical Issues in Geriatrics”. 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96529-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96528-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prevention of Chronic Diseases and Age-Related Disability
Editors
  • Jean-Pierre Michel
Series Title
Practical Issues in Geriatrics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96529-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96529-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96528-4
Series ISSN
2509-6060
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 199
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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