Geriatrics

A mark of respect for senior citizens.

Geriatrics

The Department of Geriatrics focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health through the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability in older adults. The department brings together health care professionals form a variety of disciplines, including nursing, social sciences, dentistry and public health to provide the region's aging population with the highest quality care. Our expert understand the complex medical concerns older adults face and individualize care to address issues such as memory loss, decreased mobility, arthritis pain, and managing multiple medications.

Our geriatricians assess, diagnose and treat the health problems that are common in people as they age, including:

  • Falls and balance issues
  • Incontinence
  • Dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive changes that occur with aging
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Depression and other emotional issues

With their training and sensitivity to the needs of older adults, geriatricians are adept at helping elderly patients maintain the highest-possible levels of functioning and quality of life.


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