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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
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Geriatrics (Overview)

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.


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What is the definition or description of: geriatrics?

What is the definition or description of: geriatrics?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
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Geriatrics (Overview)

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.


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How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?

How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?

Nutrition: Aam deals with biochemical aspect understanding of nutritional issues/deficencies of each medical condition. Geriatrics deals with prevention, promotion, preservation and independence but little training on nutrtional management. Both aam and geriatrics do manage what we call successful aging. ...Read more

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At what age should you consider seeing geriatrics doctor?

At what age should you consider seeing geriatrics doctor?

Depends: A geriatric dr is a dr first, often internal med or family med. He/she can deal with all adult issues, but has special knowledge in the care of the elderly and the interactions of medications and multiple chronid disorders. Short answer is.. depends on your condition, and your Dr's ability / willingness to deal with the complexities of aging.. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where can I find info for inservice on UTI in geriatrics/ltc?

Many sources: American geriatrics society has extensive info for ltc issues and their own journal. Many nursing journals also will provide information on this common problem in long term care residents. ...Read more

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Can having a stroke cause dementia in geriatrics?He remembers long ago,but will repeat the same story twice in a day& not remember he already told you

Can having a stroke cause dementia in geriatrics?He remembers long ago,but will repeat the same story twice in a day& not remember he already told you

Yes.: Strokes are one of the possible causes of dementia. Of course this could be superimposed on other types of dementia as well. By other types I mean Alzheimer's dementia and associated dementias as well as those associated with marked hypothyroidism and vitamin B12 deficiency. At age 82 there is not likely a single cause for the short term memory loss and general health should be optimized. ...Read more

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Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?

Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?

Need a bit more info: What state are we talking about? Does daughter have durable power of attorney? What do you mean when you say "medical sibling"? The best thing may be for you to discuss this with a lawyer who deals with these issues on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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What age does a person become a geriatric?

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. ...Read more

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When do geriatric diseases start to manifest?

When do geriatric diseases start to manifest?

70 and above.: Usually we start seeing geriatric syndromes like dementia, depression, urinary incontinence, gait imbalance , osteoporosis etc after 75. ...Read more

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How to find a geriatric nurse or experienced lpn?

How to find a geriatric nurse or experienced lpn?

Answer: Contact the board of nursing and they shall give you the link where to find them by zip code. ...Read more

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Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Depends: Seriously, the variation is not so much age as it is the underlying resiliency. We are all individuals, avoid grouping. ...Read more

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When would a geriatric palliative medicine consultation be helpful?

Depends: But usually when a person has a low likelihood of recovery and the patient and family would like some help working through the latter stages of the illness both through the physical and emotions . They are very useful ! ...Read more

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