Category Geriatrics
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Elder abuse

Elder abuse refers to any form of maltreatment of an older dependent person. The abuser typically has a close relationship to the elderly person
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Frailty syndrome

Frailty is a multidimensional syndrome characterized by loss of physiologic and cognitive reserves in vulnerability that predisposes to the accumulation of deficits and adverse outcomes from acute stressors