Aging population: challenges and opportunities.
Aging process at individual level: characteristics, life course approach, Active and Healthy Aging
The older patient: comorbidity addn multimorbidity, polipharmacy, disability and residual function.
STOPP and START criteria to evaluate appropriateness of medical prescription.
Dementia: definition, clinical presentation – including behavioural symptoms. How to slow down progression of cognitive decline.
Delirium: definition, predisposing and precipitating factors, management and treatment.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: rationale and objectives.
The concept of functional outcomes.
First level screenignt est for the evaluation of cognitive function (MMSE), mobility function (Tinetti, gait speed, SPPB, 6 minute walking test), comorbidity (CIRS), residual function / disability (ADL, IADL, Barthel index)