Geriatric medicine is about the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to prevent and manage the unique and, oftentimes, multiple health concerns of older adults.
Our geriatrician has a full understanding of the wide range of physical, mental, medical, social and spiritual issues that older adults can have.
Medical, healthcare or lifestyle issues that may affect older patients more significantly or differently than younger people include:
- Flu and pneumonia
- Balance and falling
- Some cancers
- Vision and hearing loss
- Motor vehicle safety
- Oral health
- Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
Our specialist can help you and your caregivers with diagnoses, treatments and resources to manage these conditions. Information and recommendations on maintaining brain health, healthy eating and weight control, healthy exercise and physical activity, productive aging, sexual health, and advance care planning are part of this type of care.