Geriatrics: Improving health care for the aged.

Geriatrics is a medical sub specialty that deals with the welfare and pathologies of old age, the medical care and management of aging people, and the maintenance of their quality of life. Though relatively new, this field is a very important aspect of healthcare due to the delicacy and sensitiveness of the aging phase of human life, and the apparent scientific neglect of the challenges faced by people living in this phase. The word geriatrics was derived from “geron”, a Greek word meaning “old man”, and was made popular by…

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