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Geriatry-Related Diseases

Geriatric diseases include diseases that appear only in old age, diseases that persist up to old age, and other diseases that occur in people of all ages. Because the body of an old person is very different from the body of a younger adult, diseases affect older people differently, and a geriatric physician is the best person to consult for them.

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Lack of Antibody Diversity may Make the Elderly More Susceptible to Influenza
In the elderly, the influenza vaccine was found to be less effective because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to .....
How To Document Elderly Abuse And Report It?
How can you tell if the elderly individual in your clinic has been abused or not? Well here is how a New Geriatric Injury Documentation Tool (Geri-IDT.....
Depression Raises the Risk of Death in Elderly
New study finds that depression symptoms in older adults increase their risk of death. The findings of the study are published in the Journal of Am.....
Statins Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Elderly
Effects of statins in nearly 187,000 people who had taken part in 28 large clinical trials were assessed. Participants were divided into six groups ba.....
Overprescription of Antidepressants Among Elderly Patients
Overprescribing of antidepressants occurred in nearly one-quarter of elderly residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2005-2012, according to a stu.....


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