Aging Beyond Frailty: The Future of Old Age

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Part of the Ethics and Health Policy book series (EHP, volume 1)

Abstract

Growing old is a personal challenge for every human being and a positive appreciation of men’s final years has never been self evident, on the contrary. There is a long, deeply rooted belief, that old age is an inevitably dark perspective awaiting everyone, given he has time enough to life. Consider, for example, Plato ’s words, quoted here above and taken from his book Epinomis.

Keywords

Successful Aging Frailty Index Life Style Intervention Interventionist Concept Physician Assisted Death 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VUmc University Medical Center AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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