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Geriatric patients are Geriatrics in the branch of medicine that focuses on health care of the elderly. It is to promote health and to prevent and treat diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician. It is determined by a profile of the typical problems that geriatrics focuses on. The term geriatrics differs from gerontology. This is the study of the aging process itself. The term comes from the Greek geron meaning "old man" and iatros meaning "healer". However "Geriatrics" is considered by some as "Medical Gerontology".

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