Preventive Medicine for the Elderly

  • Ronald D. Adelman
  • Michele G. Greene
  • Michael M. Stewart


This chapter will explore the importance of prevention as a health care issue for the elderly. This subject has a special impact because of the increasing number of elderly who are living much longer today. In the past, diseases that occurred in the aged were often considered to be natural consequences of the aging process and so prevention was infrequently considered. In fact, disease prevention and an understanding of the impact of diet, exercise, drug use, and environment for people of all ages has received more emphasis only in recent years.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Cardiac Rehabilitation Preventive Medicine Geriatric Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald D. Adelman
    • 1
  • Michele G. Greene
    • 1
  • Michael M. Stewart
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Rockefeller FoundationNew YorkUSA

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