Geriatric Neurological Problems

  • Skill Level
    beginner
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    57 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Ageing causes changes in the brain and nervous system and results in atrophy. Signal relay through nerve cells occurs slower than in the past. Plaques and tangles form in the brain. Slowing of thought, memory, and thinking is a normal part of aging. These changes are not the same in everyone. read more »»

Ageing can be complicated by the occurrence of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Delirium changes thinking and behaviour. Other causes such as infections, certain medications, poorly controlled diabetes may also be responsible for pathological ageing.

While one cannot prevent ageing, one can strive towards a healthy phase of life. Learn more about the neurological changes in the elderly in this 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
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Changes in the nervous system due to ageing
  • Common problems and their symptoms
  • Management of diseases

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: beginners

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