TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.28, no.6, 2008 (SCI-Expanded)
Aging is not a diseased Physiological changes in organ Functions should be differentiated from the diseases of the elderly. Underdiagnosis of the elderly diseases is very common due to many factors related to elderly, health professionals and family members. Function, psycologic situation and physiological status are both important in evaluation of the elderly patients. Symptoms, disease coarse, epidemiological features of the disease, drug effects and drug drug interactions could be different in elderly when compared to young patients. History taking and pysical examinations are really the state of the art many times in geriatric medicine. Comprehensive geriatric assessment is the key element in case of approach to the elderly patient.