Sunday, April 5, 2009

- Disability in geriatrics.

-Morbidities and injures in old age interfere with physical activities , mental and psychologic behavior.

- And associated with variable degrees of disabilities from so mild and hardly noticed to sever and complete disabilities.

- Causes of (disabilities) handicapping in old age = 10 I :-

  • Intellectual Impairment (dementia,...etc)
  • Impairment of vision & hearing.
  • Immobility.
  • Instability causing repeated falling.
  • Inanition(loss of teeth)causing malnutrition.
  • Infection.
  • Incontinence.
  • Impotence.
  • Iatrogensis.
  • Isolation causing psychological disorders.

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