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Special features of disease in old age
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acute Age and Ageing age of 65 anaemia antibiotics arteries arthritis associated atrial fibrillation autonomic bladder blood bone brain bronchopneumonia calcium carcinoma cardiac failure cause cell cerebral changes chronic Clinical features common condition congestive cardiac failure constipation daily decline dementia depression diabetes diagnosis dietary digoxin disability disorders diuretics dose drugs dysphagia effects elderly patients Exton-Smith factors faecal faecal impaction falls folate fracture frequent function gastrointestinal geriatric haemorrhage hiatus hernia hospital hyponatraemia hypothermia illness impairment incidence incontinence increased infarction infection intake ischaemic jaundice joint Lancet lesions levels levodopa loss malabsorption Med.J mental metabolism multi-infarct dementia muscle myocardial infarction neuropathy normal nutritional obstruction occur old age onset osteomalacia osteoporosis pain Parkinsonism pathological peripheral phenothiazine physiological pneumonia postural hypotension present pressure pressure sores protein pulmonary reduced reflex renal response result senile serum severe stroke symptoms syndrome tests therapy tion tissue treatment ulcer urinary urine usually vitamin women