Geriatrics or geriatric medicine[1] is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people.[2] It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

BRCA1 may have an impact in Alzheimer’s disease

Low levels of the BRCA1 protein in brain cells may be associated with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to new evidence from the brains of deceased patients with Alzheimer’s disease...

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