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About the BGS

The British Geriatrics Society is the professional body of specialist doctors, nurses, therapists and other professionals concerned with the health care of older people in the United Kingdom.

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BGS Autumn Meeting

Register for the BGS Autumn Meeting to be held in London, 22 - 24 November.

Book of Abstracts (final at 16:35, 15 November)

Download the full programme (updated 14 November)

 

 

Age & Ageing Journal

Age and Ageing  is the British Geriatrics Society’s international scientific journal. It publishes refereed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology.

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Vacancy - Director of Business Support

The BGS wishes to recruit a fully UK-qualified Accountant with substantial post-qualification experience for this senior management position, which may be filled full-time or part-time.

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Young and old come together to help dispel dementia myths

Reported in the Eastern Daily Press (16 August 2017):  Schoolchildren visited residents at a care home as part of an inter-generational project aimed at dispelling the myths and stigma associated with dementia.

A class of 30 eight and nine-year-olds from St Peter and St Paul Primary School visited Hartismere Place care home in Eye, near Diss, as part of the Archie Project – an initiative set-up by the charity Reminiscence Learning and introduced by Care UK at the home.

The pupils took time throughout the afternoon to work with residents on arts and crafts projects and talk about what life had been like when those living at the care home were at school.

The afternoon concluded with the children performing an entertaining rap, which put a smile on everyone’s faces.

The Archie Project is a dementia awareness programme linking schools and care homes together.

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