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What is geriatrics?
Geriatrics is concerned solely with physical and mental disorders that occur with the elderly. As our body ages, so do our healthcare needs change which is why is important to have dedicated support from a physician specialised in understanding how these changes affect us and what is the best way to lead a healthy life.
The focus of geriatric medicine includes the promotion of:
- Good health and wellbeing to prevent illness
- Disability and long term infirmity among older people
- To treat illness when it does occur
- To enable older people to live a full and independent life as possible.
Geriatricians focus on a broad range of old-age aspects such as falls, immobility, incontinence and, cerebral ageing but also illnesses like strokes, heart disease, infections, diabetes, dementias and delirium.
How can BMI Healthcare help
At BMI Healthcare we aim to provide the best possible care for our patients’ personalised needs and we recognise the importance of delivering excellent geriatric care. Our consultant geriatricians cover complex geriatric problems and they work together with other specialists, physicians and GPs to provide treatment and support to elderly patients and their families. We treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve, offering the highest levels of care. Get in touch to schedule a consultation with our geriatricians.