Worldwide mortality rates have experienced a remarkable
decline in recent decades, a trend that projects to continue over the
next years, increasing the older population. As a result of increased
life expectance, people are living more and better. Virtually every
country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and
proportion of elderly people. Dealing with the population growth,
its aging and treatments of typical health problems found in
older people are just some of urgent demands for near future.
Particularly, several developing countries are experimenting a fast
transition from young to old population, which is affecting their
national health system and families budgets. Getting older bring
senior health challenges.