Geriatric Basics for the Neurohospitalist

Heckmann JG, Kraus J, Lang C (2018)

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2018


Book Volume: 8

Pages Range: 92-101

Journal Issue: 2

DOI: 10.1177/1941874417738697


Due to the increasing age of the population, neurohospitalists are more frequently caring for old and very old people. Fundamental definitions and topics related to geriatric medicine are therefore of particular importance. In this review, common issues encountered in geriatric patients hospitalized on the neurology service are discussed. Focus is put on the geriatric assessment, multiprofessional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, geriatric syndromes, pharmacotherapy of the aged, delirium, pain, and palliative management as they are relevant for the neurohospitalist. In addition, ethical questions are addressed.

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Heckmann, J.G., Kraus, J., & Lang, C. (2018). Geriatric Basics for the Neurohospitalist. Neurohospitalist, 8(2), 92-101.


Heckmann, Josef G., Joerg Kraus, and Christoph Lang. "Geriatric Basics for the Neurohospitalist." Neurohospitalist 8.2 (2018): 92-101.

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