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 recognized as a serious geriatric syndrome that leads to other severe serious health conditions, such as heart disease and lung disease.
(14) The frailty concept is nowadays well-recognized as a geriatric syndrome as well as a predictor of disability, morbidity and mortality.
Geriatric syndrome is defined as a set of multifactorial conditions associated with deficits in clinical, psychosocial, and environmental domains.
Frailty is widely recognized as an important geriatric syndrome. Frailty is a risk factor for a variety of negative health outcomes, including increased vulnerability to infections, falls, adverse drug reactions, and death.
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. It is important to identify this to ensure appropriate intervention and management is put into place.
Management efforts for "geriatric syndrome" complications are being increasingly addressed (Francis & Lahaie, 2012; Inouye, Studenski, Tinettti, & Kuchel, 2007).
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.
Urinary incontinence: a neglected geriatric syndrome in nursing facilities.
Anergia, or lack of energy, is a newly-defined geriatric syndrome. In the study you are referring to, 61 patients with heart failure were followed for three months.
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