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Geriatric Medicine is the specialty concerned with health related problems, physical and mental conditions in older people, including acute and chronic diseases, specially when they may be physically or mentally disabling.

Older persons may be frail and suffer from multiple coexisting conditions, so they benefit from a holistic, person-centered approach. Diseases behave different in aged organisms, may be difficult to diagnose and react different to interventions.

Geriatric Medicine goes beyond organ-centered specialties and puts its focus on the older person who suffers the disease, in a quest to preserve function, personal autonomy and quality of life.

Geriatrics is not defined by patient’s age, but by patient’s needs. It usually cares of those over 65-70 years, but is specially effective in those over 80 years old.



Geriatrics Procedures


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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment


Comprehensive multidimensional assessment of health, functional and mental problems.

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Polypharmacy


Review of drug treatments for those on more than 5 daily drugs.

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Mobility problems


Assessment and interventions



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Nutritional advice


Review and improvement of nutritional status, specially in undernutrition

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Sarcopenia


Analysis of mass and muscle function to reduce the risk of physical disability.

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Cognitive impairment


Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of memory loss.



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Depression


Treatment of depression and other psychological or behavioral problems.

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Laboratory test abnormalities.


Study of the causes

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Assessment in surgical risk


Ranking of the ability to withstand great impact treatment (surgery, chemotherapy , dialysis)



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