Category Archives: Publications and Guidelines

November issue of Age and Ageing journal out now

Reblogged from the BGS Blog

The November 2013 issue of Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society is out now.

full table of contents is available here, with editorials, research papers, reviews, short reports, case reports book reviews and more. Hot topics this issue include:

  • Screening for dementia
  • Cancer screening in later life
  • Diagnostic accuracy of temperature measurement
  • Dysphagia in patients with hip fracture
  • The Cochrane Collaboration and Geriatric Medicine

The Editor’s Pick can be read here.

This issue’s free access papers are:

A Core Curriculum for Nursing Home Care

nursing_care_3d_coverJohn Morley, Professor of Geriatrics and Endocrinology at the St Louis University, Missouri, describes the work of the Taskkforce convened by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and the World Health Organisation, to develop a core curriculum for nursing home care.

The International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) has developed a core curriculum for nursing home care. Continue reading

EUGMS Website and EUGMS Blog

Dr Arturo Vilches-Moraga is a geriatrician based in Vigo in Northwest Spain. He serves on the Executive Board of the EUGMS and is the EUGMS Website Director.      

The EUGMS has three websites:blog_tree

  • Main EUGMS website: www.eugms.org
  • This one, the EUGMS Blog
  • The EUGMS Congress website (which is controlled and run by the congress secretariat

http://www.eugms.org/, as the forefront of Geriatric Medicine in Europe, receives on average over 9000 visits per month from Geriatricians across Europe, Asia, The Americas, Africa, Australia and Oceania.  We envisage our website as the place to visit when you want to find out what is happening in Geriatric Medicine in Europe but also as the communication platform for Geriatricians. Continue reading

Independence through technology – how far have we come?

Published on the blog of the British Geriatrics Society
Mark S. Hawley is Professor of Health Services Research, University of Sheffield. Stuart G. Parker is Wm Leech Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Newcastle University.

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Telecare and telehealth are being championed as important components in the response to the needs of an ageing population. What happens when you ‘open the black box’ and take a look inside? A review of a large scale piece of research suggests the answer might not be as clear cut as we might like. Continue reading

July issue of Age and Ageing out now

The July issue of Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society is out now.

full table of contents is available here, with editorials, research papers, reviews, short reports, case reports book reviews and more. Hot topics this issue include:

  • Use and abuse of bed rails
  • Management of spasticity
  • Mortality in the oldest old
  • Changes in the incidence of age-related disorders
  • HIV infection in older people

The Editor’s Pick can be read here.
This issue’s freely accessible papers are:

Prague hosted the fifth meeting of ELTECA Advisory Board

The fifth meeting of ELTECA advisory board and the second ELTECA conference was held on 25 and 27 April 2013 in the Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza in Prague. ELTECA (originally the working title) is the acronym for Exchange of Experience in Long-Term Care. The theme of the conference focused on the issues of dementia and pain in long-term care. Continue reading