The oldness has become the present time in a phenomenon characteristic of the western societies, in which the preoccupation by her has been increased as it increased to the number of people longevas, done that is pronounced since the end of century XIX. It is from then when the oldness begins to constitute a social, medical and anthropological problem in the western societies, in the societies that as of that old moment are going to be described as . The oldness has evident deficiencies but disease cannot be called. The health depends on the qualities, and these change throughout the life. The health always cannot be the same. However, the oldness, in which the functions are debilitated is not considered by Galen like a disease, since the disease is a state against natura. From the antiquity, it has been tried to give to rational explanations to the aging process, considering the form to restrain it and the way to obtain that the men lived their oldness on the possible most healthful way. The existence of old woman patients, whose number has been growing, has taken to medicine to have to orient towards this sector its basic investigations and also is forced to reconstruct the sanitary welfare organization adapting itself to the demands of this increasing part of the society.
The growth of the longevity puts in evidence the necessity to reframe the health concept and to prepare the individual, to the society and the own health, to adapt itself to the limitations, needs and problems that the quality raises as an older person or oldness. And as the poet said: With time you will learn/that is to say what is the time; /the bad thing is that some times/ arrives the remedy very behind schedule. Francisco Aryan Soli’s Wanting as we want for us independence and the freedom we also wished, it for all the Earth towns. (Phrase of Fermn Salvochea glossed in the book: 102 reasons to remember Salvochea). Vestibule of Internauts by La Paz and the Freedom and of Free Forum.