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(p. 30) A Concise Review of Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine 

(p. 30) A Concise Review of Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine
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(p. 30) A Concise Review of Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine
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Mark D. Miller

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10.1093/med:psych/9780195382242.003.0004
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date: 21 February 2020

Chapter 3 reviews of gerontology and geriatric medicine. It presents background information on gerontology (physiologic changes of aging, the aging process), polypharmacy, the effects of medication in the elderly, sleep problems, and other issues related to older age. The importance of social support for the elderly is also discussed.

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