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Geriatrics (gerontology) is a branch of medicine concerned with diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of diseases specific to the aged (65+).
Geriatric patients are characterized by several simultaneous chronic diseases, specific character of disease progress, atypical manifestation of diseases, as well as presence of geriatric syndromes (immobility, dementia, depression, sight and hearing disorders, incontinence).

Last update: 2014.07.30 - 9:45