Article is aimed at the health status of seniors, their prognosis and namely at the conception of health and disease in
old age. It calls attention to the paradigm changes that should overcome the predominating concentration on the
disease and stress the functional status and the quality of life of the patient. Concepts of geriatric fragility, geriatric
deterioration and geriatric syndromes are delimitated. Health potential based on the stamina, vitality and creative
adaptability is accepted and its relation to Antonovian concept is given. Conclusion is given to the outlines of
necessary systemic changes in the health care of seniors in order to adjust it better to their actual requirements.
health potential, health and disease in old age, geriatric syndromes, geriatric fragility, geriatric patient,