Geriatric Medicine is a specialty that deals with Senior Citizen's (Age 60 years and above) health issues.
Just like there are Paediatricians specialised to take care of children, Geriatricians look after the diseases and disabilities affecting elderly people and promote healthy and active ageing. Geriatricians are Elderly Care Specialist Physicians.
They help the elderly deal with health issues like All medical problems: Diabetes, high or low blood pressure, Dizziness, Asthma and COPD, Heart diseases, Bone and joint problems, Osteoporosis, Infections in elderly (e.g.: urinary, respiratory..) and many others.
In addition, Geriatricians are experts in diagnosing and helping senior citizens manage common age related conditions like Dementia and cognitive disorders, Impaired mobility and Falls, Parkinson Disease, Arthritis, Sleep problems, Constipation and altered bowel habits, Malnutrition in elderly, Polypharmacy (taking 5 or more medicines daily), Functionality with daily activities and Elderly immunisation.
In short, Geriatricians provide comprehensive medical care and services to the Senior Citizen's .