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p. 1026. Reflections on ageing and future directionslocked

  • Nancy A. Pachana

Abstract

‘Reflections on ageing and future directions’ considers some of the new directions in geriatric research and clinical practice; exciting developments in healthcare and technology, including personalized medicine; and new, promising models of aged care, such as the Green House nursing homes in the USA and Small Group Living homes in the Netherlands. It also looks at what we are learning from the growing number of supercentenarian studies. The very end of life, with attendant fears about death and dying, as well as potential positive gains to be made through cognitive training and other ‘brain games’, are also considered.

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