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Is "geriatric pharmaton" multi vitamins really help full? Should I take it every morning?

Is "geriatric pharmaton" multi vitamins really help full? Should I take it every morning?

Won't hurt: You say you're 25 years old, so you don't sound very geriatric, but geriatric vitamins won't hurt you. The need for vitamins depends on your diet. If it's healthy and well balanced, there's no evidence that you need to take vitamins. The only exception might be vitamin d...The only vitamin that's still getting good press these days. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Geriatrics (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Which one is better? Geriatric pharmaton or ocuvite eye + multi?

Which one is better? Geriatric pharmaton or ocuvite eye + multi?

Ocuvite: I am not familiar with your 1st med. Areds approved eye vitamins are for elderly or high risk patient with macular drusen degeneration. If you are young ; healthy like your photo, you would do well with a generic multivit with good antioxidants. ...Read more

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What age does a person become a geriatric?

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?

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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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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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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Does medicare cover for geriatrics?

Does medicare cover for geriatrics?

Yes: Medicare will pay 80% covered expenses such as hospitalization and routine appointments with your physician. ...Read more

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When would a geriatric palliative medicine consultation be helpful?

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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Is pro air inhaler a brand name or geriatric brand? And is it a resue inhaler?

Is pro air inhaler a brand name or geriatric brand? And is it a resue inhaler?

Rescue inhaler: ProAir is a brand name rescue inhaler. It is used for short-acting relief of shortness-of-breath due to asthma and chronic lung diseases. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of specialty items would you choose to add to the reception area of a geriatric practice?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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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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What's a geriatric care manager do?

What's a geriatric care manager do?

Coordinate care: Geriatric case managers are nurses or social workers that can help families access resources needed to optimize care for a senior. They also will assist with organizing doctors visits and other care needs. Care managers are especially useful when family is at a distance. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about UTIs in geriatric patients?

Common: UTI are somewhat common in the elderly, especially females. Hygiene plays a big role, but there is a direct correlation with both bowel and bladder incontinence and frequency if infection. Men with uncontrolled urinary symptoms from an enlarged prostate are also more susceptible to infection from urinary retention. ...Read more

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Does a geriatric assessment have more than one visit? What's involved?

Does a geriatric assessment have more than one visit? What's involved?

Mostly yes: In the past, it took more than two hours to have a complete assessment. It was somewhat burdensome for a patient and loved one to stay longer. Now, it requires at least 2-4 visits in the next two months. It involves medication adjustments, education to loved one, treatment options and referrals for patient's needs such as MRI of head, physical therapy or neuropsychologyl as well as for counseling. ...Read more

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My grandmother is 85 years old and weighs 85 pounds. What current medications are available to stimulate appetite in geriatric patients?

My grandmother is 85 years old and weighs 85 pounds. What current medications are available to stimulate appetite in geriatric patients?

Weight loss: The first step should be to figure out why she is losing weight. Our metabolic requirements change as we age, so she may be having difficulty maintaining weight. I would recommend a workup to see if there is something reversible/treatable, for example, a thyroid condition, before jumping to appetite stimulants. ...Read more

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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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How would I utilize a geriatric care manager as caregiver?

Geriatric care: Many geriatric care managers have training in nursing, social work, and psychology. They can assess needs, and help you access additional services you might not otherwise know about. They can coach families who are doing caregiving, and help coordinate care. Many more possibilities also. See this for additional info:
http://www. Caremanager. Org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/. ...Read more

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What is success rate on 2nd geriatric hip repair?

What is success rate on 2nd geriatric hip repair?

Good: Assuming you mean a revision hip replacement, the results are generally good. Of course many factors contribute to the success of this procedure and your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to provide you with appropriate expectations. ...Read more

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Geriatric optometrist you can find one in chicago?

Geriatric optometrist you can find one in chicago?

No doubt: Your best bet in a geriatric situation is to see an ophthalmologist rather than an optometrist. Pathology is more likely with aging and an opthalmologist is better trained to diagnosis and treat the elderly. L call your local society of eye doctors to find one near where you live. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use venipuncture on a geriatric patient?

Venipuncture is safe: Venipuncture is safe for a geriatric patient. As with any medical procedure, it should be performed by someone with experience with that procedure. ...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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Do the eyes of geriatric patients turn paler in color?

Do the eyes of geriatric patients turn paler in color?

Possible: There can be some change towards lighter iris color in the elderly. Also, corneal changes called arcus senilis can make the outer portion of the iris appear to be getting lighter colored or white in appearance to a casual observer. None of these changes affect the patient's vision. ...Read more

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Why exactly does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients?

Why exactly does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients?

Fever, hypoxia: As we age, we have less "cognitive reserve". That is, environmental or mental stressors, sleep deprivation, illness, alcohol, etc impair cognition more than these factors do in young adulthood. Febrile illnesses, eg, pneumonia or bladder infection, are both common and cognitively impairing. Also, pneumonia may temporarily decrease oxygen intake (hypoxia), which also hurts cognitive function. ...Read more

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Why does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients, but not in younger ones?

Why does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients, but not in younger ones?

Aka delirium: Many acute illness may cause transient confusion & agitation I n the elderly especially post op also-most likely due to metabolic factors. ...Read more