geriatric syndrome

geriatric syndrome

Any symptom or group of symptoms that is more common in the elderly than in other populations. Examples include falls, sleep disturbances, incontinence, pressure ulcers, and weight loss.
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Aging frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterized by impaired strength, mobility and endurance, and increased weight loss and fatigue, leading to overall decline, loss of independence and mortality.
Frailty is widely recognized as an important geriatric syndrome.
Falls are a common geriatric syndrome, and are multifactorial, causes including age-related comorbidities or physical impairments, but also polypharmacy, (8) factors which are also highly prevalent among HIV-infected older adults.
Frailty has been classified as a new geriatric syndrome due to its high prevalence in the elderly population and the substantial impact it exerts on quality of life (Alexa, Ilie, Morosanu, & Voica, 2013).
Swallowing problems are often insidious and ignored in older people; dysphagia should be recognized as a geriatric syndrome.
Scientists agree that frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterized by the reduction of physiological reserves and resistance to stressors.
A lack of choices around what and when, not to mention in whose company, elders eat is bad for their emotional and cognitive well-being by causing sadness, cognitive inertia and reduced mental alertness that may develop into so-called minor depression and, if left untreated, the geriatric syndrome of depression.
Delirium is another geriatric syndrome associated with poor outcomes.
Urinary incontinence: a neglected geriatric syndrome in nursing facilities.
Anergia, or lack of energy, is a newly-defined geriatric syndrome.
A good way to address geriatric syndrome during office visits, Dr.
This survey is part of the geriatric syndrome initiative designed to better understand the challenges associated with getting older.

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