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Aspects of Aging

  • Nicoleta Tątaru
  • Urs Kalbermatten

Abstract

“Interest for the health and well-being of the elderly has existed since antiquity. Over the centuries some observations were made regarding the health, the mental changes, and the care of the elderly. During the twentieth century, many behavioral and biological theories about aging postulated that ageing is a multidimensional phenomenon. Ageing is a progressive decline in function and performance, which accompanies advancing years. Cicero (104-43 BC) noticed that old people preserve their cognitive functions if they maintain their interests. Ageing is a privilege and an achievement of the society. It is also a challenge, which will impact on all aspects of the 21st century (WHO 2003a).

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Uman Action Demented Person Consistent Clinical Picture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicoleta Tątaru
    • 1
  • Urs Kalbermatten
    • 2
  1. 1.Spitalul de Psihiatrie si pentruMasuri de Siguranta SteiRomania
  2. 2.Berner FachhochschuleBernSwitzerland

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