Common geriatric conditions include difficulty with balance, falls, loss of appetite, weight loss, confusion and memory loss. Knowing how to identify, treat and prevent these problems is essential to providing quality medical care to the geriatric patient.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To prevent a fall can make all the difference in the world to an older individual. Now more than ever, older individuals should exercise daily, make routine visits to the doctor and keep in touch with family members and loved ones who can watch out for any changes in their health or well-being.