Age Related Changes vs. Disease. . View of geriatrics: Aging is the sum of diseases to which we eventually succumbBut: Aging occurs in the absence of diseaseGerontological Viewpoint: Process of Aging is separate from age-related pathologies. Age Related Pathologies. Prevalence of pathology increases with ageIncidence- the number of newly diagnosed patients in a particular year / 100,000 (best used for acute disease)Prevalence- total number of patients at any one time / 100,1143
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