“Do not do” and “Do” recomendations in the elderly patient.

From SEMFYC’s “Recomendaciones no hacer y hacer en el anciano” (https://www.semfyc.es/biblioteca/recomendaciones-no-hacer-y-hacer-en-el-anciano/)

The following illustration is a summary of some of things we must be aware of when treating and prescribing medication for an elderly patient. Different chronic conditions present, lots of medication and higher risk for adverse effects, much more sensibility and less glomerular filtrate, are just some of things to have in mind. We must also never forget to take part in the active aging process of this kind of patients. Therefore we must recommend multicomponent physical exercise and cognitive activities that can make of aging a much more normal process and less of a burden.

La siguiente ilustración es un resument de las cosas que debemos tener en cuenta cuando tratamos y prescribimos para un paciente anciano. Distintas enfermedades crónicas juntas, muchas medicinas prescritas, un aumento considerable del riesgo a efectos adversos, más sensibilidad y un menor filtrado glomerular son sólo algunas de las cosas que debemos tener en cuenta. Además, nunca debemos olvidar tomar una parte activa en el proceso de envejecimiento del paciente. Debemos recomendar ejercicios multicomponentes y actividades cognitivas que pueden ayudar hacer del envejecimiento un proceso normal y no una carga.

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Get the book here: “Do not do” and “Do” recomendations in the elderly patient, by semFYC’s Task Force for the care of the elderly patient.

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