PHYSICAL MEDICINE &
Dr. Nancy Stiles, M.D.
Chief of Physical Medicine
& Rehabilitation Geriatrics
Geriatric Clinic Fact Sheet
University of Kentucky Geriatric Clinic
Aging and Challenges to Health
An older person can have different health needs compared with a younger adult. Older adults may need to be screened for different conditions. An older adult may respond differently to medication also increasing the risk of side effects. Even nonprescription medications can cause significant side effects in older adults.
Age related conditions can be difficult to diagnose. Often, a condition such as weakness or falling is caused by a number of underlying problems. A comprehensive approach is needed to identify all possible causes leading to more thorough care.
What our clinic provides
The clinic focuses on evaluation and management of age related conditions such as falls, frailty, depression, malnutrition, osteoporosis, functional decline, stroke, diabetes and general health concerns related to the aging process. The clinic also provides care for adults who are generally healthy but want to take an active role in aging successfully and focus on preventive gerontology.
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