Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Demographic transition has become the norm of the current world. The booming geriatric population has posed serious challenges to the socio-economic aspects of every nation round the globe. How could Nepal be an exception to this global trend? Nepal is a country where very few people are aware about Geriatric medicine. In our context, even the established giants of general medicine are ignorant about the essence of this discipline. Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults Geriatric medicine is in its inception in our country and we have the responsibility to nurture its infancy.
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Geriatric Medicine