Care of the Elderly

  • Jane L. Murray


Although it is widely recognized that the elderly have needs quite different from those of younger adults, it is at times difficult to define “elderly.” Baron von Bismarck declared that age 65 would be the arbitrary time of retirement and eligibility for social services in Germany, and that definition has persisted until recent years. Most geriatricians now begin their discussion of the “elderly” at age 75 years.1


Fecal Incontinence Family Physician Organic Brain Syndrome Periodic Health Examination Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire 
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