The dream of living long and healthy has accompanied mansince the beginning of time. The present remarkable increased lifeexpectancy is most probably the result of better living conditions,medical progress, and better health care organization. Dramaticdemographic changes occur not only in industrialised countries,but primarily affect the least developed part of the world. Thisextraordinary success of humanity brings with it many challengesto build a future with healthy seniors. The recently released Worldreport on ageing and health, one of the most important WHOdocuments in recent years, confirms the crucial importance of themaintenance of functional ability throughout life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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