Geriatrics

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

Many dementia patients have guns at home

COPENHAGEN – More than 1 in 10 community-dwelling dementia patients had firearms in their homes, and many of those patients suffered from delusions, hallucinations, or depression, a study of nearly...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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VIDEO: In patients with dementia, ask about guns at home

COPENHAGEN – A new study revealing the presence of firearms in the homes of more than 12% of community-dwelling dementia patients in the Midwest highlights a difficult situation for physicians...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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VIDEO: Don’t brush off subjective memory decline

COPENHAGEN – Researchers are paying more attention to subjective cognitive decline – a patient’s perceived notion of memory loss – even if the patients complete various cognitive tests with flying...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
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