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November 20-2005 - Geriatrics -
Alappuzha Government Girls High School Auditorium


Kersala Senior citizens forum Alappuzha unit organized a talk by
Dr Jothydev on diseases in old age and its prevention .Municipal Chairman Shri.P.P.Chitharanjan inaugurated the programme.President Abraham Arakkal and Secretary MNV Nair spoke.The audience were very attentive and interactive. Seen in this web page asking a question is the brother of late Shri.P.K.Vasudevan Nair (Late Ex. MP/Ex.CM).

Some key points

  1. Periodic medical examinations are essential for early diagnosis and prevention of diseases in old age.
  2. In old age multiple diseases occur together in the same individual and if different doctors prescribe different drugs a basic doctor experienced in geriatric care should coordinate treatment.
  3. Drug-drug interactions and disease drug interactions are very common and serious conditions in the elderly.
  4. There are new treatment guidelines that are safe and effective for treatment of diabetes in the elderly.
 
 
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