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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.

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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
International Society of Geriatric Oncology / Châtelaine, Switzerland / Est. 2000
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
African Gerontological Society / Ibadan, Nigeria / Est. 1989
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics / New York NY, USA / Est. 1950
European Academy for Medicine of Ageing / Ghent, Belgium / Est. 1992
Nordic Gerontological Federation / Tampere, Finland / Est. 1973
International Association of Sleep Research in Gerontology / Paris, France / Est. 2008
International Geriatric Fracture Society / Orlando FL, USA
International Society to Advance Alzheimer\'s Research and Treatment / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 2008
European Prevention of Alzheimer\'s Dementia Consortium
Global Alzheimer\'s and Dementia Action Alliance / London, UK / Est. 2014
International Cell Senescence Association / Durham, UK
International Conference on Alzheimer\'s and Parkinson\'s Diseases / Est. 1985
Clinical Trials on Alzheimer\'s Disease

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World Problems relating to Gerontology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Alzheimer's disease
Abusive treatment of the aged
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Age-related memory loss
Neglect of elderly in institutional care

Action Strategies relating to Gerontology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Advancing geriatric therapeutics
Reducing senility

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