Geriatrics And Gerontology

It is a division of medical field which deals with the health care of aged/elderly people. It mainly targets in promoting health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no proper age set that which patients are to be under the care of a geriatrician, or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist. The difference between geriatrics and gerontology is the care of aged people (geriatrics) and which is the study of the aging process itself (gerontology).