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MEDICAL / Geriatrics
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)
Age-related macular degeneration is the most important cause of visual impairment in the elderly....
Usually begins with memory disturbances: the patient fails to learn new things. Clinical diagnosi...
Assessment of physical and cognitive functioning
Many different measures are used in the assessment of physical, cognitive and psychological funct...
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
The diagnosis of benign prostatic hyperplasia is based on symptoms and basic investigations. Othe...
Cataract is characterized by visual impairment due to opacification of the crystalline lens.A gen...
Choosing the place of care for an elderly patient with a long-term illness
An elderly person with a long-term illness may receive the care related to his/her primary diseas...
Curable causes of memory-related symptoms and diseases
Identify curable causes of memory-related symptoms and diseases. Treat these patients before thei...
Delirium in the elderly
Delirium or acute confusional state is an extensive, rapid-onset disturbance of brain function du...
Depression in old age
Recognize depression in an elderly person. It is often an underdiagnosed and undermanaged illness...
Falls of the elderly
In 10% of cases, falls of the elderly lead to serious injuries, e.g. hip fractures. Reduce alread...
Health check for the elderly
Functional ability and health are maintained and promoted for as long as possible. Living at home...
Hypertension in elderly patients
The treatment of hypertension in an elderly patient – even when started after the age of 80...
Infections in old age
Cell-mediated immunity and part by also humoral immunity diminish in old age. Possible long-term ...
Nutritional disorders in the elderly
Deterioration of the nutritional status in an elderly person should be identified. Clinical findi...
Psychosis in the elderly
The psychotic illness, for example schizophrenia or delusional disorder, may already have started...
Reviewing an elderly patient's medications
Medication review is the starting point for comprehensive rehabilitation of an elderly person in ...
The inpatient care of a geriatric patient
The inpatient care of an elderly patient with several concomitant medical problems must include a...
Treatment of a patient with memory disease
Support the family members who take care of a patient with dementia at home and try to arrange th...
Urinary incontinence in the elderly
Urinary incontinence in an elderly person has an effect on the patient’s and his/her family...
Vascular cognitive impairment and dementia
The average disease duration is about 5 years; the prognosis of the disease is worse than in Alzh...
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