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Geriatric Diseases: Age-Related Medical Conditions & Illnesses

SERUDS provides a safe and caring environment for elderly women, many of whom suffer from these debilitating geriatric illnesses

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As we age, our bodies go through various changes, making us more susceptible to certain medical conditions. Understanding these ailments, their symptoms, and treatments can help manage them effectively. Below, we explore some common geriatric diseases and how they impact the elderly.


some common geriatric diseases and how they impact the elderly.


Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints, leading to pain and stiffness. The most common types include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment involves medications to reduce pain and inflammation, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery to repair or replace damaged joints.


Cancer refers to the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. In the elderly, common cancers include breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer. Treatment depends on the type and stage of cancer and may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted drug therapy.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the gradual loss of kidney function over time. Symptoms include fatigue, swelling in the legs, and difficulty concentrating. Treatment focuses on controlling the underlying cause, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, and may include medications, dietary changes, and dialysis in advanced stages.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD is a group of lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause breathing difficulties. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chronic cough, and frequent respiratory infections. Treatment includes medications, pulmonary rehabilitation, and oxygen therapy.

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease are specific types of dementia. Symptoms include memory loss, confusion, and changes in behavior. While there is no cure, treatments focus on managing symptoms and may include medications, cognitive therapy, and supportive care.


Diabetes is a condition where the body cannot properly process glucose, leading to high blood sugar levels. Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and fatigue. Treatment involves lifestyle changes, monitoring blood sugar levels, and medications such as insulin.


Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It is often symptomless until a fracture occurs. Treatment includes medications to strengthen bones, calcium and vitamin D supplements, and weight-bearing exercises.


A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted, leading to brain damage. Symptoms include sudden numbness, confusion, trouble speaking, and loss of balance. Treatment depends on the type of stroke and may include medications, surgery, and rehabilitation therapies.

At SERUDS, we provide a safe and caring environment for elderly women, many of whom suffer from these debilitating geriatric illnesses. Our dedicated team offers medical care, nutritious meals, and emotional support to improve their quality of life. However, we rely on the generosity of donors to continue our mission.

Your donation can make a difference. By contributing, you help us provide essential care and support to these women, ensuring they live their golden years with dignity and comfort.

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