In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain how geriatric practice is different. A checklist is needed for geriatric practice. Geriatric group takes polypharmacy including herbal medicines. They have a tendency to fall so it is necessary to prevent fall in them. Also, we need to check for gait stability, vision disorder, deafness, co-ordination in their walk. The doctor should also check for their cognitive function, dementia, depression, etc. According to the comorbidities of the patient, the treatment should be initiated.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus