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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Old Age

  • Open or Close Kakarla Subba Rao*

    Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, India

    *Corresponding author: Kakarla Subbarao, MS, DSc. (HON), FRCR, FACR, FICP, FSASMA, FCCP, FICR, FCGP, Chairman, KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, AP, India, Email:

Submission: February 28, 2018; Published: March 12, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2018.02.000539

ISSN: 2578-0093
Volume2 Issue3


Geriatrics is a subspecialty of general medicine which deals with health and well being of old people. The definition of old age is changing. In some places it is beyond 60yrs and in others it is 65yrs. Gerontology is the study of ageing which includes biological, physiological, sociological and psychological changes. The number of old age population is increasing gradually. World’s geriatric population has reached 1.25 billion. Indian ageing population is around 104 million. ‘Sathamanam bhavathu’ is a blessing given to younger people. But, very few people live healthily beyond 100yrs.

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