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Elderly Health

Includes cataract surgery, geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry and continence management.

Geriatric Medicine

A Geriatrician is a Geriatric medicine (geriatrics) specialist. Geriatric Medicine is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in older people and the problems specific to ageing. Major categories of impairment that appear in elderly people include immobility, frailty, loss of balance, incontinence, impaired intellect and memory issues, as well as impaired vision and hearing loss.

Continence Management

Urinary incontinence is common and may have a range of causes, including as a result of an underlying treatable medical condition.Treatment options range from symptom management, behaviour management, and medications to surgery. The least invasive treatment is started first.