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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 213-216

Geriatric syndromes: A therapeutic challenge

College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Vandna Pandey
College of Nursing, AIIMS Jodhpur
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jiag.jiag_36_22

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Aging is a natural phenomenon that is irrevocable. The older adult population is increasing rapidly in India, projected to increase from 6% to nearly 20% in 2050. Clinical conditions found among the elderly that do not fit into discrete disease categories and result from accumulated impairments in multiple systems are called geriatric syndromes. The authors have done a literature search of research papers from indexed and nonindexed journals e databases, Google Scholar, PubMed, and Scopus, Science Direct, Research Gate, and Cochrane. The search terms included were geriatric population, geriatric syndrome, geriatric care, elderly health problem, and comprehensive approach. The management of geriatric syndromes is a challenge to modern geriatric clinical practice. The comprehensive assessment of older adults using standardized tools must be carried out in any healthcare facility to ensure that their needs are met through care and treatment. Evidence-based standards of practice need to be implemented to provide nursing care for dealing with the therapeutic challenges of various geriatric syndromes.

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