Around 30% of people over the age of 60 are expected to experience a significant fall in one year and as they get older, this increases to 40%. Falls and funny turns can not only lead to serious physical injury but can also leave a devastating psychological impact on the person. Dr Tarun Solanki, a top consultant physician in general and geriatric medicine, explains more.
According to studies, less than 30% of elderly patients with COVID-19 are actually presenting with symptoms such as coughing, breathing problems and fever. Instead, these patients are experiencing some very different symptoms which healthcare professionals aren't identifying as a coronavirus infection. Dr Tarun Solanki explains what these symptoms are and the consequences it can have on all of us if they are not properly recognised.
If you have uncontrolled and sometimes painful muscle movements, it may be a case of dystonia. It’s usually a lifelong problem, but treatment can help relieve the symptoms. Dr Prashanth Reddy is a leading consultant geriatrician and general physician who spoke to us recently to discuss some of the treatment options available.
Parkinson's disease has some easy to spot symptoms such as tremors and balance issues, but what are the more subtle signs that are harder to notice? Dr Prashanth Reddy explains all about the symptoms and testing involved in the diagnosis of Parkinson's in this article.