Geriatrics refers to the healthcare of elderly patients. It includes the diagnosis, treatment and management of some of the following conditions:

  • Alzheimer disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke

Geriatric specialists focus on all aspects of health in elderly patients. As well as serious medical conditions, geriatric health may also involve social and emotional support. Geriatric care can be given in hospitals and nursing homes as well as at patient's home, in some cases.