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748 Old Norcross Road, Suite 185
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Telephone: 770-277-8554

748 Old Norcross Road, Suite 185, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Phone: 770-277-8554

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Geriatrics

Americans are living longer and healthier lives. Even so, many older adults can develop medical problems known as geriatric syndromes. These geriatric syndromes can have more than one cause and may involve more than one part of the body. Often, one syndrome can contribute to another, and this makes medical care for older people more complicated. Your healthcare professionals can play an important role in diagnosing and managing syndromes.

Geriatric syndromes may include:

  • difficulty swallowing
  • malnutrition
  • bladder control problems
  • sleep issues
  • delirium and dementia
  • vison and hearing problems
  • dizziness and fainting
  • difficulty walking
  • falls
  • pressure ulcers
  • osteoporosis