Medicine → Gerontology
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Gerontology is the study of the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of ageing. The word was coined by Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov in 1903, from the Greek γέρων, geron, "old man" and -λογία, -logia, "study of". The field is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that specializes in the treatment of existing disease in older adults. Gerontologists include researchers and practitioners in the fields of biology, nursing, medicine, criminology, dentistry, social work, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, economics, political science, architecture, geography, pharmacy, public health, housing, and anthropology.
Organizations relating to Gerontology
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O\'Fallon, Missouri / O'Fallon MO, USA / Est. 1845
Gerontological Economic Research Organization / Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
Société de psychogériatrie de langue française / Nice, France / Est. 1986
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1999
International Psychogeriatric Association / Milwaukee WI, USA / Est. 1980
European Centre for Gerontological Documentation and Research / Est. 1964
Information gérontologique internationale / Est. 1982
International Society of Geriatric Oncology / Châtelaine, Switzerland / Est. 2000
Société européenne de chirurgie gériatrique / Est. 1990
Sandoz Foundation for Regional Gerontological Research in Latin America
European Centre of Gerontology / Msida, Malta / Est. 1989
Alzheimer\'s Disease International / London, UK / Est. 1984
Alzheimer Europe / Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Est. 1992
International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology / Lower Burrell PA, USA
European Alzheimer\'s Disease Consortium / Mannheim, Germany / Est. 2001
International Alzheimer\'s Research Foundation / Est. 1990
European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry / Krefeld, Germany / Est. 1971
World Association of Alzheimer\'s Disease Scientists / Est. 2010
Arabo-African Union of Ageing, Pensioners and of Intergenerational Alliance / Est. 1998
World Homecare and Hospice Organization / Est. 1993
International Exchange Center on Gerontology, Tampa
European Exchange Centre on Gerontology / Est. 1991
African Gerontological Society / Ibadan, Nigeria / Est. 1989
International Association of Biomedical Gerontology / Est. 1985
World Problems relating to GerontologyFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
Action Strategies relating to GerontologyFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
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