Bio- and Health Gerontology: How Ageing Changes Our Bodies

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Aging book series (BRIEFSAGING)


Bio- and health gerontology investigate physical change during the ageing process. While biogerontology focusses on the physical mechanisms of ageing, health gerontology discusses health status in old age and health care for older people. Among older Europeans, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and dementia are common ailments. Fortunately, most European countries have well-developed health and long-term care systems, that help families support care to frail older people.


Ageing Process Healthy Ageing Care Arrangement Healthy Life Expectancy Health Promotion Strategy 
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Recommended Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire Santé-Environnement-VieillissementUniversité Versailles St-QuentinParisFrance

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