The aging of humanity is a palpable fact, the proportion of the older adult sector is growing bigger in the humankind.
This is a biological process with very specific morphological-functional alterations in all tissues and organs (on another occasion we will talk about the causes that make us grow old).
Gerontology is the science that studies aging in all its aspects. The word gerontocracy, with which the government controlled by the elders was described in ancient Greece, may have been the precursor term. The term geriatrics is also derived from the Greek: geron (old) and iatrikos (medical treatment).
(Later we will also talk about the interesting history of gerontology).
Medical care for the health problems of the Elderly is a matter of specialization and requires systematic monitoring at home and in primary care services and the community. Adult Health depends on achieving changes in individual styles of health life which requires the collective support of specialists, family members and community.
With the age appear physiological changes visible in the external aspect: skin, hair, nails, nose, throat, also in the muscular and skeletal structure, mouth denture, circulatory system, digestive tract, urinary system, nervous system, visual and auditory, endocrine system , immune system.
Of all these changes we will also explain the how and why and how to counteract or adapt to these changes.
What we intend
In jovenhadeser.com we will have the collaboration of specialists who will help us to understand the various physical and psychic changes that occur to us in the Third Age.
These specialists will be geriatricians but also immunologists, psychologists and a wide range of specialists who will give us their support to carry out this project to educate on the aspects related to the health of the Elderly.
We aspire to hold forums, conferences, surveys and the doors of jovenhadeser will always be open for you to comment, ask and participate actively in the development of this project.