This section is devoted to Pathologies of older people and care management.  

Information on a number of diseases are provided. 

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The term “dementia” refers to a group of symptoms that appears to people with diseases which destroy brain cells and cause a gradual deterioration of cognitive abilities.More
It is a progressive neurological disorder, which so far cannot be cured.More
A stroke is a brain attack.For your brain to function, it needs a constant blood supply, which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to the brain cellsMore
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain and immobility, ranging from mild to severe.More
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones which provokes calcium and mineral reduction.  Bones are becoming weak and may break easily.More
We see now pathologies that affect sight and hearing, provoking sensory deficits.More
A reduction of hearing can be provoked by various and different causes: it can depend on an alteration of the transmission of the sound in the external ear and in the medium or by a problem in the ability of the inner ear to perceive the sound and to transform it in a nervous impulse.More
The diabetes is a chronic disease, in which the organism, incapable to produce or use completely a hormone called «insulin», causes a defect of metabolism of carbohydrates and, in smaller measure, of proteins and fats.More
With the term hypertension we mean a blood pressure constantly over the norm.More
The pressure ulcer, best known as bedsore, can be the consequence of much pathology that forces the old person to the immobility.More

The urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary and not controlled loss of urines in not possible social conditions. It is a clinical situation that not influences the duration of the life, but the quality of life, conditioning deeply the social relationships.More