Authors: Rodica Ghiuru, Ana Minodora Grozdan , D.Munteanu


Geriatrics is a discipline that combines multiple interdisciplinary collaboration, dealing with problems of somatic, psychological, and social functioning in both acute and chronic care, preventive or recovery and, not in the least, terminal care of the elderly ones. [1‑2] Therefore, the concept promoted by Acad. Ana Aslan since 1957: “Not every old is old”, is considered extremely actual. Most people aged over 65 have a relatively good health status and may carry an autonomous existence within the family and community in which they live. In this context, it is appropriate to consider geriatrics as a discipline with multiple interrelations with other medical specialties, frequently including part of the large group of internal medicine and also of dentistry