|Compare geriatrics the scientific study of ageing and the problems associated with older people|
gerontology ger·on·tol·o·gy (jěr'ən-tŏl'ə-jē)
The scientific study of the biological, psychological, and sociological phenomena that are associated with old age and aging.
A medical specialty that focuses on the care and treatment of the elderly.
Note: The large number of aging “baby boomers” has increased both the profile and importance of this specialty.