Geriatrics or Geriatric Medicine is a specialty of medicine focussing on the physical, mental and social well-being of older people.
It aims to promote their health, by preventing and treating diseases & disabilities.
Geriatrics Syndromes refer to common health conditions in the elderly that don’t fit into the disease category.
They include delirium, falls, incontinence, frailty, pressure ulcers, dizziness, and functional decline.
These groups of patients are considered to have a high degree of frailty requiring a holistic approach that would improve the quality of their lives.
What are the best methods of optimizing patient outcome in the elderly or older patients? What are the most geriatric conditions and how can geriatrics be managed to ensure that we can add value to their lives and make them live a robust life.