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Synonyms for gerontology

the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people

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But to truly understand what is emerging and what remains mysterious, we'll need to start where these gerontologists began: in the normal, healthy heart.
The Cornell gerontologists call for a multidisciplinary team approach to assess the situation and develop solutions that are tailored to individual victim's needs and problems.
Its staff of gerontologists provides education, consultation and information.
As sociologists, gerontologists, and other investigators collect centenarians' stories--and analyze their genes--these oldest old are transforming the way people think about aging.
DIAPERS is her variant of a popular mnemonic among gerontologists.
No matter how hard you exercise or how careful you are with your diet, the human body seems to be built to last a maximum of 120 to 130 years, under optimum conditions, gerontologists say.
In addition to being of interest to the legal profession, gerontologists, social workers, long term care providers, health professionals, dispute resolution experts, policymakers, and others interested in health and aging will find it educational and provocative.
Anthropologist David Kertzer's longstanding interest in gerontology assures the collection a crossdisciplinary thrust so admired by gerontologists such as Matilda White Riley, the senior scholar at the National Institute on Aging who underwrote the conference at which this volume took shape.
Because of advances in healthcare, many people now entering middle age will live into their 80's and beyond, thus joining the cohort that gerontologists call the "oldest old.
Still, gerontologists give little attention to the crime problems of this socioeconomic group.
The Hartford's "Advance 50 Team" of gerontologists offers a free booklet about how to plan for a disaster and recover in the aftermath.
Sociologists, gerontologists, and other researchers here explore who the workers are; how and why they decided to enter the field of caregiving; their diverse work worlds and day-to-day jobs; and how their job experiences and attitudes are affected by the relationships they have with other care staff, facility administrators, and residents.
The book is meant for neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, speech-language and occupational therapists, nurses, and gerontologists.
Where gerontologists once looked for a single, all-encompassing theory to explain aging--a single gene, for instance, or the decline of the immune system--they are now finding multiple processes, combining and interacting on many levels.