Chronic Disease and Disability in the Elderly

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    58 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

To age is a natural course in any human being’s life. One can choose to be free of diseases or disabilities by adopting a healthy lifestyle while one is still young. The presence of chronic diseases or conditions that disable a person during old age can make this stage less enjoyable. Diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, constipation, cataract have been found to be prevalent in the elderly. read more »»

Also, the elderly are prone to falls, and many sustain fractures. Falls can be a manifestation of underlying diseases. A thorough investigation is needed to identify the diseases and causes of disability in the elderly. Learn all this in more detail in the course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • Students interested in Biological sciences

Key concepts covered include:

“An overview of:

  • Chronic diseases and disability in the elderly
  • Falls in the elderly
  • Policies for the elderly”

Instructor

Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


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DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: intermediates

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