A more recent article on geriatric assessment is available. Abstract Functional Ability Physical Health Cognition and Mental Health Socioenvironmental Circumstances Problem List References Article Sections Abstract Functional Ability Physical Health Cognition and Mental Health Socioenvironmental Circumstances Problem List References The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person's functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socioenvironmental circumstances. It is usually initiated when the physician identifies a potential problem. Specific elements of physical health that are evaluated include nutrition, vision, hearing, fecal and urinary continence, and balance.
I had never considered old people as sexual beings, as beings who desired pleasure, and eroticism. I remember reminding myself oft and again, after my numerous relationship hurricanes. My myth was broken a month back when I had a passionate exchange with a 66 years old man. He is a year old than my father. And he broke my myth that elderly are desexualized.
These are TV games that require the use of your entire body. The elderly find pleasure in moving their arms and legs to collect treasures on the TV screen. The effect comes from this combination of physical and mental exercise, called exergaming or computer exercise. These computer games use controls requiring players to move around.
E-mail address: japregler mednet. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Older women are often sexually active, but physicians caring for older women rarely address sexual concerns.