TY - CHAP A1 - Yutaka Takata A2 - Toshihiro Ansai A3 - Inho Soh A4 - Shuji Awano A5 - Yutaka Yoshitake A6 - Yasuo Kimura A7 - Ikuo Nakamichi A8 - Sumio Akifusa A9 - Kenichi Goto A10 - Akihiro Yoshida A11 - Ritsuko Fujisawa A12 - Kazuo Sonoki A13 - A14 - Tatsuji Nishihara ED1 - Craig S. Atwood Y1 - 2012-02-24 PY - 2012 T1 - Association of Disease-Specific Mortality with Fitness Measurements and Nonparticipation in an 80-Year-Old Population N2 - With the baby boomer generation reaching 65 years of age, attention in the medical field is turning to how best to meet the needs of this rapidly approaching, large population of geriatric individuals. Geriatric healthcare by nature is multi-dimensional, involving medical, educational, social, cultural, religious and economic factors. The chapters in this book illustrate the complex interplay of these factors in the development, management and treatment of geriatric patients, and begin by examining sarcopenia, cognitive decline and dysphagia as important factors involved in frailty syndrome. This is followed by strategies to increase healthspan and lifespan, such as exercise, nutrition and immunization, as well as how physical, psychological and socio-cultural changes impact learning in the elderly. The final chapters of the book examine end of life issues for geriatric patients, including effective advocacy by patients and families for responsive care, attitudes toward autonomy and legal instruments, and the cost effectiveness of new health care technologies and services. BT - Geriatrics SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/33345 DO - 10.5772/33345 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-12 ER -