FAQs on the Elderly

What is a comprehensive examination for the elderly?

Comprehensive examination of the elderly aims at early detection of health problems (physical, mental and social) and risk factors for chronic diseases and disability, which includes the following:
  • ​​​​Elderly evaluation of most common health problems, which are four giant syndromes of aging (memory loss - depression - enuresis - risk of falling).
  • Functional ability assessment
  • Hearing and vision assessment.
  • Screening the elderly to explore common chronic diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.
  • Screening the elderly to identify risk factors for morbidity, acute weight loss, and obesity.
  • Screening the elderly for social problems, elder abuse, and social isolation.
  • Screening for osteoporosis in primary care centers or in mobile clinics to check for osteoporosis or hospitals where the DEXA device is available.
  • Early detection of breast and colon cancer in coordination with the Cancer Program​.

Last Update : 10 November 2022 01:22 AM
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