Stárnutí staré společnosti (seniorizace) a geriatrizace medicíny

Title in English Ageing of old community (seniorization) and geriatrization of medicine


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Geriatrie a gerontologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords geriatrization of medicine; frailty; geriatric syndromes; demografic situation and prognosis in the Czech Republic; Brno Geriatric Day
Description In the elderly population, a functional decline is common, more diseases add up gradually towards genuine multimorbidity and there is a growing number of social problems (loneliness, a loss of partners), which can emphasize old age frailty and inability to live independently without other people´s assistance. Geriatric medicine is aimed at optimization of residual functions despite general functional decline connected with ageing and multimorbidity. Modern civilization substantially supports hopes of achieving late old age and the life expectancy grows constantly. Numbers of old and very old people grow absolutely and relatively as well which is a trend that requires an appropriate approach of not only medicine but also the whole of society in forthcoming decades.
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