Medical treatments and cares for geriatric syndrome: New strategies learned from frail elderly

Hiroshi Kubo, Katsutoshi Nakayama, Satoru Ebihara, Hidetada Sasaki

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Abstract

In Japan, there are 21 million older people above 65 years, and about 8% of them are frail elderly. Geriatrics is to study the frail elderly as to why they become frail elderly, and to treat patients properly or the remaining 92% older people not to become frail elderly. In order to promote health of the older people, geriatricians have to take deep insights for cares as well as medical treatments. With such a will, we find the way to prevent diseases in the older people. In this review, we describe medical treatments and cares for promoting successful aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-214
Number of pages10
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Volume205
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Depression
  • Dysphagia
  • Frail elderly
  • Geriatrics
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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