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What is the definition or description of: geriatrics?

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Dr. Benjamin Lessig answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

See below: This can be too confusing. The corrected answer is the that geriatric medicine deals with aging process whether or not it is normal. It also deals with chronic medical illness that helps to slow down the progression of disease as well as appropriate medication and disease management/treatment. And mostly important, it allows find way to keep aging population healthy as possible.

Answered 10/22/2014

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Dr. Theresa Redling answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

Care of elderly: Geriatrics is the field of medicine specializing in care of the edlerly, generally those older then 65yo. A geriatrician is a physician tha takes additional training in caring for the elderly and is often fellowship trained and board ceritfied in that field of medicine.

Answered 3/8/2015

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Dr. Mohsin Jaffer answered

Specializes in General Practice

Geriatrics: Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a speciality that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.

Answered 3/1/2016

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