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The coronavirus pandemic: the life of elderly people under lockdown

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2020-06-10
Issue: 
6
Year: 
2020

A. Alekhina(1, 2); M. Silyutina(1); A. Chernov(1), MD; S. Testova(1); O. Taranina(1) (1)N.N. Burdenko Voronezh State Medical University (2)A.V. Goncharov Semiluki District Hospital, Semiluki, Voronezh Region

Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection in Russia, people over 65 years of age are advised to observe a lockdown regime, as in the patients older than 65 years, the new coronavirus infection generally occurs severely and often leads to death. The complications are pneumonia, resulting in pulmonary edema. The article provides simple exercises to maintain physical activity for patients older than 65 years who are under lockdown. It gives recommendations (including affordable digital technologies – the World Health Organization Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) Handbook App) for primary care physicians working with these patients.

Keywords: 
gerontology
pandemic
COVID-19
elderly patients
mobile application
geriatrics
exercises for the elderly
lockdown



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