Aging—an overview

Steven R. Gambert

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Caring for the elderly mandates recognition of their special problems and needs. The health provider must be patient and compassionate when caring for to plan ahead, to become more knowledgeable about all aspects of the elderly, and to work toward ensuring a high quality of life for everyone regardless of age. The elderly, and well versed in the basic principles of aging. Careful consideration must be given to physiological functions, and to the elderly person's psychological and social needs. The demographic imperative we now face embodies the past and future growth of the elderly, the expected change in the percentage of the working elderly, and economic problems that must be solved to provide optimal social and health care services for the elderly. Now is the time

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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