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Geriatric medicine or geriatrics is a branch of medicine that studies the prevention and treatment of diseases and disability in advanced ages. A similar term is degerontology, which is the study of aging itself. Geriatrics is the branch of medicine in charge of studying and treating diseases and conditions related to aging.
There are two concepts of aging:
With aging, there is a homeostatic imbalance – expected decline of some functions – and there is a greater vulnerability to diseases such as: infections, cardiovascular diseases, malignant neoplasms...
Definition of elderly in developing countries:
According to the chronology, elderly person is an individual who is 60 years of age or older.
Definition of elderly in developed countries:
The individual who is 65 years of age or older. Individuals considered very old are those who are 80/85 years of age or older.
However, in order to allow more direct comparisons between countries, the World Health Organization normalized the age of 65 years for people from both developed and developing countries.
Limitations in the elderly woman
Functional capacity decreases throughout life. The natural aging process (associated with chronic diseases) is responsible for the limitation of the elderly. In old age it is important to maintain independence and prevent disability, therefore, rehabilitate and ensure quality of life.
At this stage of life, it is important to always focus on prevention, as the individual will not always manifest symptoms of disease, even the apparently healthy elderly person requires care, as the manifestations of disease in the elderly are:
The main occurrences in the elderly are - the geriatric giants (5i):
Disease prevention in the elderly
Planning for disease prevention in the elderly consists of:
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