Baby Boomers frequently find themselves in the role of caregiver for loved ones which is why we added this section to our baby boomers knowledge library. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults through knowledge.
Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. The term itself can be distinguished from gerontology, which is the study of the aging process itself.
Older persons may react to illness and disease differently than younger adults. Geriatricians are able to treat older patients, manage multiple disease symptoms, and develop care plans that address the special health care needs of older adults.