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Prevention of Chronic Diseases and Age-Related Disability

  • Jean-Pierre Michel

Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ritu Sadana, Jean-Pierre Michel
    Pages 11-24
  3. M. Vandewoude, S. Perkisas
    Pages 35-45
  4. Alfonso J. Cruz-Jentoft
    Pages 47-52
  5. Elisa Zengarini, Antonio Cherubini
    Pages 53-60
  6. Maciej Chałubiński, Marek L. Kowalski
    Pages 83-90
  7. Manfred Gogol
    Pages 101-110
  8. Nicola Veronese, Stefania Maggi
    Pages 111-115
  9. Andreas U. Monsch, Panagiota Mistridis, Alessandra Thomann
    Pages 117-127
  10. Hubert Blain, Pierre Louis Bernard, Chokri Boubakri, Jean Bousquet
    Pages 137-147
  11. Suzanne Garon, Mario Paris
    Pages 161-167
  12. Ritu Sadana, Suman Budhwani, Erik Blas, Ana Posarac, Theadora Koller, Guillermo Paraje
    Pages 169-183
  13. Islène Araujo de Carvalho, Joanne Epping-Jordan, John R. Beard
    Pages 185-195

About this book


This book explains how to promote and prolong “healthy ageing,” which constitutes maintaining daily functioning and well-being until the end of life.

In this context, the editor of the book and the international team of authors, all of whom are experts on the various aspects of ageing, demonstrate the value of this new approach in clinical practice. The systematic integration of a functional assessment, if not a complete and comprehensive geriatric assessment, is fundamental in daily clinical practice. Identifying risk factors at midlife will help to promote health at any age. Moreover, randomized control trials are making it increasingly clear that interventions could help ageing and elderly adults enjoy their remaining years without disability. Indeed, wellbeing will also increase, allowing elderly adults to stay independent until a very advanced age. The book also shows how considerable societal benefits can be easily forecast when more lifetime is spent without disability, followed by a dignified end of life. This book will be of interest to all medical doctors, general practitioners and organ specialists as well as geriatricians who want to have a complete overview of what healthy ageing means.


Healthy ageing Primary prevention Life course Frailty Chronic diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Michel
    • 1
  1. 1.Geneva UniversityGenevaSwitzerland

About the editors

Prof. Michel is an emeritus professor of Medicine and former head of the Academic Geriatric department (Geneva Hospitals and Medical University). He is also an honorary professor of Medicine at Limoges University (F) and Beijing University Hospital (CN), as well as adjunct professor at McGill University (Montreal – Ca). He was elected President of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) in 2012 and 2013. During the last International Association of Gerontology-World (IAGG) congress of Geriatric Medicine in Seoul (2013), he received a “World Award” for his lifelong, far-reaching achievements in Geriatric Medicine. Moreover, he is full board member of the French national Academy of Medicine and foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Medicine. He is on-going WHO expert of the “Ageing and life course” program. In 2017, he was nominated by the IAGG-world executive board as director of the “Federation of Education in Geriatrics” with includes Asian, European, Latin American, South East Asian and Sub-Saharan Africa Academies of Geriatrics. In 2018, he was elected by the “Science Advice for Policy by European Academies” (SAPEA) to be the chairman of a working group targeting the topic: “Transforming the future of Ageing”.
He has authored over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, plus numerous book chapters. Prof. Michel was the first editor of the recently published third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, and has also edited another book entitled Adult vaccinations: changing the immunization paradigm in the series “Practical Issues in Geriatrics”. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Prevention of Chronic Diseases and Age-Related Disability
  • Editors Jean-Pierre Michel
  • Series Title Practical Issues in Geriatrics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Practical Issues in Geriatrics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-96528-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07209-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-96529-1
  • Series ISSN 2509-6060
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-6079
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 199
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geriatrics/Gerontology
    Public Health
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“The audience is broad, ranging from clinicians who encounter patients with chronic diseases in their daily practice of medicine to policymakers, legislators, researchers, and anyone who has an interest in the problems of chronic disease and its impact on the aging population. … This is an extraordinary summary of the current thinking and standards of care for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and a thoughtful path forward in research topics and challenges.” (Vincent Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, April 24, 2020)