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CIOSAK, Suely Itsuko et al. Senescence and senility: the new paradigm in primary health care . Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.spe2, pp.1763-1768. ISSN 0080-6234.

Senescence and senility are themes of growing interest, considering the inxrease of the elderly population in the wrold, particularly in Brazil. Health care for the edlery should value to maintain quality of life, considering the loss process particular of aging and the possiblities to prevent, maintenain and rehabilitate their health condition. Knowing the everyday lives of the elderly has been a challenge for health care professsionals regardint the implementation of programs and actions that aim to maintain the balance of the health-disease process, and it is in this search that we have made efforts to constibute, effectively, with the strategies to strengthen the edlerly and their relatives so it becomes possible to trigger health promotion actions, especially considering that the challenge for the millenium is to build collective awareness to achieve a society for all ages, with justice and the guarantee of full rights.

Keywords : Aged; Aging; Health of the elderly; Primary Health Care; Health services needs and demand.

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