A member asked:

What age does a person become a geriatric?

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Dr. Benjamin Lessig answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

See below: There are no correct answers about the starting age for a geriatric patient. I have younger patients who are now at the nursing home residents. I also have younger home bounded patients who suffers ms, parkinson's and advanced cancer.

Answered 6/24/2015


Dr. Milton Mintz answered

Specializes in

Difficult question: To answer! i've had pt's over the age of 85 tell me that your only as old as you feel, thus they didn't consider themselves geriatric, even though i did.

Answered 12/29/2013


Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

Second half of life: Our Institute markets to patients as young as 50 under the principle that the earlier we start planning for geriatric years, the more golden they will be!

Answered 5/1/2015



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