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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
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
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
Depends: Seriously, the variation is not so much age as it is the underlying resiliency. We are all individuals, avoid grouping. ...Read more
$$: Its hard to find the money to support it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
At yoga for seniors. Tell me why the guys want to put their niblets on display? I mean the geriatric crowd!
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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
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