Ageing has a profound effect on a person’s physiological reserve and consequently the odds of...
Thesis Topic: Pharmacotherapy in the aged population
Supervisor: Associate Professor Beata Bajorek (School of Pharmacy, UTS)
Despite the recent advances in the field of geriatric medication, some issues necessitate further improvements. Ageing has a profound effect on a person’s physiological reserve and consequently the odds of adverse drug events increase manifold. Health professionals often dictate these issues, however improvements are slow. One such issue is related with the definition of being “elderly” and their representation in clinical setting. Identification and separation of frail aged individuals from fit aged individuals is an important aspect of geriatric medication and can be best carried out if some measures defining their physical state rather than just the number of years they have lived are utilised.