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Geriatrics and Gerontology

Older drivers, mobility and safety

Older drivers, mobility and safety

Senior citizens are currently the fastest-growing demographic group in the majority of countries. Moreover, older drivers (65+) are the fastest-growing segment of the active...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Orthopaedic prosthetics General practitioner for adults Geriatrics
Should patients with dementia be allowed to drive?

Should patients with dementia be allowed to drive?

The number of drivers older than 65 has been steadily increasing. There are more somatic and mental disorders in this age group compared to younger drivers, including dementia...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
The relationship between the quality of life and physical fitness in older women: a pilot study

The relationship between the quality of life and physical fitness in older women: a pilot study

The aim of this pilot study was to determine the relationship between the quality of life and physical fitness in elderly women. This study consisted of 46 ostensibly healthy...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Memory disorders as a possible component of paraneoplastic neurological syndrome – immunologically determined dementias

Memory disorders as a possible component of paraneoplastic neurological syndrome – immunologically determined dementias

In the late 1980's, considerable attention has been paid to the immune processes affecting cerebral structures and consequently even the function of these areas. Processes were...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Fall prevention in hospitalised patients – intervention programmes

Fall prevention in hospitalised patients – intervention programmes

The falls of hospitalized patients are one of the most common undesirable events in elderly patients. The incidence of falls increases with the age of the patients. Serious...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Senior citizens in traffic – a topic to concern ourselves with?

Senior citizens in traffic – a topic to concern ourselves with?

The quality of life of older persons is connected with the possibility to stay mobile and therefore also with being able to drive a car. Czech law requires the older drivers to...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Examples of typical traffic accidents involving seniors

Examples of typical traffic accidents involving seniors

The article describes several typical traffic accident events which were influenced by the age of some of the participants. The duration of accidents and their prolongation in...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
Polypharmacy and malnutrition in elderly patients

Polypharmacy and malnutrition in elderly patients

The effect of polypharmacy on nutrition is derived from the observations that problems with nutrition occur mostly in elderly patients, and that such patients are more...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Orthopaedic prosthetics General practitioner for adults Geriatrics
Delirium – new knowledge and experiences for clinical practice

Delirium – new knowledge and experiences for clinical practice

Delirium is a complex geriatric syndrome. Its incidence is high especially in geriatric patients in hospitals. Delirium is a sign of worse prognosis during hospital stay and...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Orthopaedic prosthetics General practitioner for adults Geriatrics
Palliative care at post-acute care facilities

Palliative care at post-acute care facilities

The article is focused on the specifics of palliative care at post-acute care facilities. A short summary is provided of the basic terms of palliative care. The patient and his...

Full article   Geriatrics and Gerontology Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Orthopaedic prosthetics General practitioner for adults Geriatrics
 

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