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Common Condition

Choosing Walking Aid

    Introduction Human body is made to move. Mobility is vital part of our daily lives. Moving improves ability to perform daily activities and thus improves quality of life. Walking can become a problem as people aged by means of disabilities preventing the person from using the limbs, reduced …

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Death and Dying in Elderly

Currently elderly people may have different trajectories of death and dying because of the wonders of medical sciences, which have helped prolonged human life and postponing death. These modern ways of manipulating life have blurred the boundary between life and death, making prognostication of death in the elderly very difficult and complicated.

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Drug-Related Problems in the Elderly

Prescribing for elderly patients presents unique-challenges. Many medications need to be used with special caution because of age-related changes in pharmacokinetics (ie, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and pharmacodynamics (the physiologic effects of the drug).

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