Mobility is one of the basic necessities for an elderly person wishing to live an active and independent life. About a half of all retired people have a degree of impaired mobility. For many disability is slight and necessitates only a minor adjustment in life-style. However, there are some elderly people who are so severely handicapped by their immobility that they become confined to their house or even become bedridden. About 20% of patients admitted to a geriatric department will have been housebound for a significant length of time.
KeywordsDepression Dopamine Osteoporosis Dementia Neuropathy
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