This book explains how to promote and prolong "healthy ageing," which constitutes maintaining daily functioning and well-being until the end of life.
In this context, the editor of the book and the international team of authors, all of whom are experts on the various aspects of ageing, demonstrate the value of this new approach in clinical practice.
The systematic integration of a functional assessment, if not a complete and comprehensive geriatric assessment, is fundamental in daily clinical practice. Identifying risk factors at midlife will help to promote health at any age. Moreover, randomized control trials are making it increasingly clear that interventions could help ageing and elderly adults enjoy their remaining years without disability. Indeed, wellbeing will also increase, allowing elderly adults to stay independent until a very advanced age.
The book also shows how considerable societal benefits can be easily forecast when more lifetime is spent without disability, followed by a dignified end of life.
This book will be of interest to all medical doctors, general practitioners and organ specialists as well as geriatricians who want to have a complete overview of what healthy ageing means.
Prof. Michel is an emeritus professor of Medicine and former head of the Academic Geriatric department (Geneva Hospitals and Medical University). He is also an honorary professor of Medicine at Limoges University (F) and Beijing University Hospital (CN), as well as adjunct professor at McGill University (Montreal - Ca). He was elected President of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) in 2012 and 2013. During the last International Association of Gerontology-World (IAGG) congress of Geriatric Medicine in Seoul (2013), he received a "World Award" for his lifelong, far-reaching achievements in Geriatric Medicine. Moreover, he is full board member of the French national Academy of Medicine and foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Medicine. He is on-going WHO expert of the "Ageing and life course" program. In 2017, he was nominated by the IAGG-world executive board as director of the "Federation of Education in Geriatrics" with includes Asian, European, Latin American, South East Asian and Sub-Saharan Africa Academies of Geriatrics. In 2018, he was elected by the "Science Advice for Policy by European Academies" (SAPEA) to be the chairman of a working group targeting the topic: "Transforming the future of Ageing".
He has authored over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, plus numerous book chapters. Prof. Michel was the first editor of the recently published third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, and has also edited another book entitled Adult vaccinations: changing the immunization paradigm in the series "Practical Issues in Geriatrics".
Fighting for an healthier greying world: acting on the determinants of the life course process.- Healthy ageing: historical perspectives.- The 2016 WHO concept of "healthy ageing": a silent revolution.- The updated and future trends of healthy life expectancy.- Malnutrition: unrecognized and untreated Sarcopenia: its reversible was demonstrated.- Frailty is not a fatality.- Cardio-neuro & reno vascular consequences of ageing may be challenged.- The new ways of preventing and treating diabetes mellitus.- Updated technology and early detection of cancers: breast, colon, & prostate.- Mastering osteoporosis.- Remaining debates on osteoarthrosis prevention.- Postponing cognition decline.- Protecting vision, hearing and balance?.- Fall prevention.- Life course immunization program.- From age-friendly community to age-friendly care.- Persisting gender & social inequities.- Optimizing the psychological and socio-economic consequences of ageing.- Healthy ageing and long term care.- Dignified end of life.- Conclusion: Favouring your healthy ageing trajectory.