Mehrdad Askarian MD, MPH
Professor of Community Medicine
Community Medicine 3,
Lecture for Medical Students
Young old: 60-75 y/o
Old old: >75 y/o
Difficulties due to increase in number
Research in Gerontology
Vaginitis (non specific)
Prevention of accidents:
Falling down (waking up, wet
surfaces, stairway, showering)
CVD, CVA, Kidneys, Retina.
increase activity, decrease wt. salt
intake, smoking secession, urgent
report of lower ext. edema.
Sign and symptoms: Dyspnea on
exertion, Angina pectoris, Arrythmia,
lower ext. edema.
Prohibition of heavy physical activities.
Inc. light PA. Diet, F/U
Maintenance of joint movements,
psychiatric support, control of risk
Vascular, heart, kidneys, eye, nervous
Sugar free diet, decrease wt, care of
feet, walking, F/U
Inform them regarding symptoms for
Chronic cough, dyspnea, wheezing,
Smoking secession, crowding
avoidance, pulmonary exercises,
Females (multiparous), decrease
volume of bladder and muscle
weakness in males.
Micturation before fullness, complete
Decrease, need to more light, cataract.
Involvement of all parts of ear
Supportive care, inform others, F/U
Inflammation and inability to walk or
movement of different joints
Increase activity, decrease wt,
increase ROM, avoidance of painful
Depression, anxiety, dementia
Involvement in community activities,
F/U, inform others
Oral cavity Dx.
Dentiture, oral health, routine P/E