About the book
Geriatrics is a specialty that focuses on the health care of the elderly as it aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. The aged body is different physiologically from the younger adult body, and during old age, the decline of various organ systems is evident, and different combinations of diseases, health conditions, and disabilities can occur. The health needs of the elderly become more complex and may vary also.
This book intends to provide the readers with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in various aspects of geriatrics. This book will be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, Ph.D. students and other scientists. The contents of the book will be written by multiple authors and edited by experts in the field.