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Diseases of Elderly Patient

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Author(s): Eulália Maria Martins da SILVA | Ana Kelly Garcia GALLO | Daniela Micheline dos SANTOS | Valentim Adelino Ricardo BARÃO | Amilcar Chagas Freitas JÚNIOR

Journal: Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clínica Integrada
ISSN 1519-0501

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Geriatric Dentistry | Patient Care | Alzheimer Disease | Parkinson Disease | Diabetes Mellitus

ABSTRACT
Introduction: With the population aging, the number of chronic and degenerative illnesses, own of the old age, it will appear more frequently. Objective: The objective of this study was to do a literature revision in order to approach the illnesses that more they attack the patients of the third age (from the chronic diseases even the degenerative chronic diseases). Para that, a description will be accomplished as the concept and the signs and symptoms of the illnesses observed more frequently in the senior patients that will be depression, stress, loss of the memory, aterosclerose, osteoporosis, arthritis reumatóide and disorder temporomandibular, arterial hypertension, vascular diseases, heart diseases, obesity, diabetes mellitus, urinary incontinence, hearing and visual disturbances, disease of Parkinson and still the disease of Alzheimer. Conclusion: Based on the literature revision, we ended that, not only the professionals of the health, as well as all those that work with the seniors in general, they should have the concern of treating him with larger attention, patience and perseverance, to the point of to minimize the limitations that each one presents.
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