Geriatrics and Gerontology

Rising geriatric population base coupled with growing number of chronic diseases and increasing number of long term care services drives the geriatric gerontology services market size over the forecast timeframe. As per the UN estimates, elderly population is estimated over 800 million in 2012, projected to surpass 2,000 billion by 2050. The global geriatric research market was valued at US$ 599.6 billion in 2015 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period (2016 – 2024). Moreover, growing oldest old number of people who are susceptible to several medical complications such as neurological, respiratory, orthopaedic and cardiovascular diseases coupled with increase in the advancement of technology such as the development of specialty robots skilled for assisting old people in carrying out day to day operations is anticipated to drive the geriatric care services market share. Geriatrics deals with the problems of aging and diseases of the aged; it is related to the science of gerontology, which is the study of the aging process in all its aspects, social as well as biologic. Geriatrics grows increasingly important as modern medicine and a rising standard of living lengthen life expectancy and increase the proportion of aged persons in society. Gerontologists improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of persons as they age within their families, communities and societies through research, education and application of interdisciplinary knowledge of the aging process and aging populations. Geriatric physicians are those who focus on the care of the aging population. It expects to advance wellbeing by averting and treating ailments and inabilities in more seasoned grown-ups. This branch for the most part manages the care of elderly people matured above 60 years. To know more updates follow Gerontology Conferences.

  • Geriatric Surgery
  • Geriatric Otolaryngology
  • Geriatric Dentistry
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Geriatric Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Nephrology
  • Gerosciences
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Ethnogeriatrics
  • Clinical Gerontology
  • Social Gerontology
  • Behavioural Gerontology

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