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Introduction

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

Abstract

Ageing is the time-dependent functional decline that affects a living species. Senescence is as complicated as life. The mean lifespan of humans has been increasing for a century and population ageing has shaped a totally new medical landscape.

Keywords

Life Senescence Seclusion Lifespan Pets 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Swynghedauw
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  1. 1.French Institute of Health and Medical ResearchParisFrance

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