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Preventive Geriatrics 

Preventive Geriatrics
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Preventive Geriatrics
Author(s):

Ronak Mehta

, Mariatu Koroma-Nelson

, Elizabeth R. Mackenzie

, and Birgit Rakel

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190466268.003.0004
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date: 22 October 2019

The key to longevity among older adults is the incorporation of preventative practices into their daily lives. These includes being up-to-date with recommended preventative screening tests, vaccinations, a balanced nutrition and supplements, physical activities, and limiting exposure or building resiliency to environmental toxins and stress. Another very common major preventable problem in geriatrics is polypharmacy. This chapter in addition to covering in detail common life style based preventative methods covers recommended resources on identifying high-risk medications and drug-drug/drug-herbs/supplements interactions.

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