GIP - Geriatrician in Practice
A geriatrician is a specialist doctor who cares for people aged 65 and over. Most geriatricians are experts in dealing with people who have multiple conditions.
Some older adults have complex health needs. They might have lots of medical problems and use different types of medicine. They are also more likely to be frail, to have falls, and to have conditions like dementia or heart disease.
Most geriatricians have expertise in dealing with people who have multiple conditions. Some of them specialise in particular areas, including dementia and rehabilitation. Geriatricians might help manage:
- Dementia and other cognitive problems
- Problems with mobility and frailty
- Other medical issues
If you are seeing a geriatrician, they should conduct a comprehensive assessment to help them understand your physical and mental condition, as well as your social situation.
They might refer you to other specialists and to support services.
They might also put together a management plan or healthcare plan to help keep you as healthy and as independent as possible.