Prevention of Chronic Diseases and Age-Related Disability

  • Jean-Pierre Michel

Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ritu Sadana, Jean-Pierre Michel
    Pages 11-24
  3. M. Vandewoude, S. Perkisas
    Pages 35-45
  4. Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft
    Pages 47-52
  5. Elisa Zengarini, Antonio Cherubini
    Pages 53-60
  6. Maciej Chałubiński, Marek L. Kowalski
    Pages 83-90
  7. Manfred Gogol
    Pages 101-110
  8. Nicola Veronese, Stefania Maggi
    Pages 111-115
  9. Andreas U. Monsch, Panagiota Mistridis, Alessandra Thomann
    Pages 117-127
  10. Hubert Blain, Pierre Louis Bernard, Chokri Boubakri, Jean Bousquet
    Pages 137-147
  11. Suzanne Garon, Mario Paris
    Pages 161-167
  12. Ritu Sadana, Suman Budhwani, Erik Blas, Ana Posarac, Theadora Koller, Guillermo Paraje
    Pages 169-183
  13. Islène Araujo de Carvalho, Joanne Epping-Jordan, John R. Beard
    Pages 185-195

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.


Healthy ageing Primary prevention Life course Frailty Chronic diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Michel
    • 1
  1. 1.Geneva UniversityGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96528-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96529-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6060
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6079
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