10 RULES OF GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT
<ul><li>1  Do not attribute disease process to aging </li></ul><ul><li>2  Elderly present with multiple organic, psycholog...
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10 Rules Of Geriatric Assessment

  1. 1. 10 RULES OF GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT
  2. 2. <ul><li>1 Do not attribute disease process to aging </li></ul><ul><li>2 Elderly present with multiple organic, psychological and social problems. </li></ul><ul><li>3 Functional and physiological reserve capacities are diminished </li></ul><ul><li>4 Drugs are handled differently </li></ul><ul><li>5 Elderly have a different “normal” range </li></ul><ul><li>6 Physical disease may present as mental disorder. </li></ul><ul><li>7 Typical signs of disease may be hidden or slight. </li></ul><ul><li>8 Always assess premorbid function </li></ul><ul><li>9 Sensory deprivation may be easily overlooked – always look for it </li></ul><ul><li>10 Always ask about falls, continence, bowels and memory </li></ul>

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