Swallowing problems are often insidious and ignored in older people; dysphagia should be recognized as a geriatric syndrome
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
Delirium is another geriatric syndrome
associated with poor outcomes.
Urinary incontinence: a neglected geriatric syndrome
in nursing facilities.
Also, to be considered a true geriatric syndrome
, participants had to report symptoms severe or frequent enough to interfere with activities of daily living.
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.
Impairment in instrumental activities of daily living and the geriatric syndrome
The concept of geriatric syndromes
was of great interest to the nurses; evidence-based practice was very much a part of their practice.
Seventy percent of respondents gave a rating of 3 or 4 ("integrated but difficult to identify" or "unidentifiable") on competency #7, "Implement strategies and use online guidelines to prevent and/ or identify and manage geriatric syndromes
They address principles and practice, including assessment, wellness and prevention, cultural competency, prescribing, ethics, the financing and organization of health care, hospital care, long-term and home care, rehabilitation, and palliative care; geriatric syndromes
and common special problems; and selected clinical problems of the organ systems.
9) The following geriatric syndromes
are commonly present in the elderly patient with diabetes: functional impairments, falls and fractures, urinary incontinence, depression, impaired cognitive function, dementia, malnutrition and sarcopenia.