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Ageing 

Ageing
Chapter:
Ageing
Author(s):

Lesley K Bowker

, James D Price

, and Sarah C Smith

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199586097.003.0001
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date: 23 August 2019

The ageing person 2

Theories of ageing 3

Demographics: life expectancy 4

Demographics: population age structure 6

Demographics: ageing and illness 8

Illness in older people 10

There are many differences between old and young people. In only some cases are these changes due to true ageing, ie due to changes in the characteristic(s) compared with when the person was young....

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