Living well and with quality is possible at any age, including in the most advanced, as well as for people who have passed 70, 80 and 90 years. Longevity is a theme increasingly debated by our society, mainly because of life expectancy among Brazilians has been increasing every year. According to the last researches released by IBGE, the average life expectancy of Brazilian at birth it is 75,5 years.
Geriatrics is part of medicine that is dedicated to study particularities in health questions that are involved in this age group, with the aim of improving life expectancy of elderly. Follow up with geriatric physician increases the longevity of people with advanced age, besides increasing chances of a healthier and more active life.