Ewald W. Busse, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The behavioral and emotional changes that are frequently observed in mid- and late life are primarily determined by an interaction of biologic changes and socioeconomic factors. Primary aging, a series of biologic alterations, is usually observed as a decline in physiologic efficiency. These declines are widespread, and there is considerable variation between various parts of the body. Changes within the nervous system include alterations in perception, capacities to respond to stimuli, manifestations of anxiety, learning, and memory. These changes interact with social demands and expectations. Important changes within the body and environmental influences are identified. It is particularly important for
Busse EW. The William C. Menninger Memorial Lecture: Biologic and Sociologic Changes Affecting Adaptation in Mid- and Late Life.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:843. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-843_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):843.
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