Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a sub-specialty of general medicine (or) Internal medicine that focuses on health care of aged people. The major aim of geriatric medicine is prevention and treating diseases and disabilities and promoting health in older adults. No particular age is set at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician. Rather, this decision is fixed by the individual patient's desires, and the availability of a specialist. Geriatrics, the care of aged people should not be confused with gerontology which is the study of the aging process itself. However, geriatrics is sometimes referred to as medical gerontology. The geriatric giants are the major categories of impairment that can be seen in elderly people, mostly as they begin to fail. These include instability, immobility, incontinence and impaired intellect/memory.
Internal Medicine Open Access, an official journal of OMICS International publishes all the articles related to Geriatrics. The journal is subjecting all the received manuscripts to a strict peer review process. The articles published in the journal are Open Access i.e, freely accessible to readers all around the world. Internal Medicine Open Access is maintaining the quality of articles through its strict peer review process.
Last date updated on June, 2014