Geriatrics

How to Pick a Doctor for Older People

How to Pick a Doctor for Older People Choosing a primary care doctor for your elderly loved ones is one of the most important, yet toughest, tasks you must undertake. It is trickier to pick the right doctor for older people because their needs are different and they are more emotionally sensitive than younger people. A good doctor is easy to communicate with and will assist you in making medical decisions that are in line with your loved one’s habits and values. So, what guidelines should you use when looking…

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Geriatrics

Basics to Geriatric Medicine

Basics to Geriatric Medicine Geriatric is a medical specialty that focuses on aging and health conditions associated with old age. A trained and qualified geriatrician specializes in treating old people of ages 60 years and older. Most of these old people are healthy though some may be affected by various diseases that come with old age. Geriatric medical care tends to get more complex as one grows older. Also, the conditions may vary. A condition that affects one person does not mean that it must affect the other, even if…

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