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As a result of an increased life expectancy, more people suffer from chronic diseases and discomfort. Elderly patients may have multiple diseases simultaneously, with concomitant multiple medications.

Eline Slagboom

The LUMC medical research profile Ageing envisions age-related diseases as a holistic problem affecting many tissues simultaneously. Elderly patients are treated according to this perspective. Creating value for elderly patients also means focusing on the consequences of disease and the quality of life.

Read more about Ageing at the LUMC website.


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