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“Older persons should have access to health care to help them to maintain or regaining the
optimum level of physical, mental and emotional well being and to prevent or delay the
onset of illness. “
United Nations – Programme on Ageing

Clinical Physical Examination PhotoThe Discipline of Medical Gerontology, together with St. James’s Hospital and The Adelaide and Meath Hospital believe that  good health is a pre requisite to anyone expecting to live an active and fulfilling life.  For many of us however,  the process of ageing can mean the development of  negative and even acute health issues and vulnerabilities may exist, in particular around:

  1. Bone health
  2. Cognitive function
  3. Stroke
  4. Falls
  5. Blackout
  6. Syncope

Scanning a female patientThe dedicated  and  talented teams of health professionals and their multi disciplinary approach ensures that all patients benefit from the best care and consideration possible.

The In Patient, Day Care Facilities and Palliative Care hospital programmes also assist increasing numbers of people with chronic and debilitating illnesses and try to ensure patients enjoy as high a quality of life and minimal suffering as possible.  This is often enhanced through projects centred around creative living which includes art, music and other non medical interventions.

Professor Harbison seeing a patient

Last updated 21 September 2016 Medical Gerontology (Email).