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Age is commonly considered as the period of ailments and illness, and it is apparent that 17% of the elderly suffer from serious health problems so as not to be self-sufficient.

 

Among the most frequent chronic diseases are osteo-muscular system disorders, especially among women; followed by the pathologies of the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, visual and auditory systems.

 

Among the forms of mental decay, some may be considered normal for age (physiological aging) while others are definitely pathologic. Usually, the decline in cognitive functions is gradual and mainly involves mnemonic capacities (memory disorders due to fixation and rebound capability) to which language and comprehension problems can be added.

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