The BGS blog aims to presents issues relevant to people working to improve the health and care of older people. It will highlight the latest news and activities from across all the BGS campaigns, events, publications and activities as well as original articles commissioned by leaders in geriatric medicine.
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International Nurses Day 2020: How are nurses impacting older adult healthcare during COVID-19?
COVID-19 in older adults: The urgent need for more research in this vulnerable group
An interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists have carried out a rapid review of the COVID-19 literature in relation to older people, which has just been published in Age and Ageing.
Managing Hip Fractures during COVID19
Neck of femur fractures are usually a mainstay of admissions to orthogeriatric services. A recent review of this with recommendations around surgery, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, has recently been released by NHS England.
Stay safer with SPACES
The novel Wuhan coronavirus, COVID-19, has been shown to affect every age group across the world. However, the severity with which it manifests, and the outcomes of the disease, appear to worsen with increasing age of the person infected.
Atypical Covid-19 presentations in older people – the need for continued vigilance
Over the past month the landscape of healthcare has dramatically changed as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. All acute trusts, primary care organisations and social services have had to remodel their working patterns in order to manage the rising number of patients with Covid-19.
The Remote Geriatrician
The COVID-19 outbreak has meant a change for everyone’s working patterns and rapidly. In my case, due to an underlying medical condition, this has meant remote working.
Coronavirus – don’t forget about the carers!
We live in the worst of times and now, perhaps the very worst of times. The thing, I’ve always found, about being a ‘carer’ is that you don’t realise that you’re a carer until you’re quite advanced into the job.
COVID-19: Supporting and Caring from Afar
We are in exceptional times, and people are providing care in extraordinary ways. On the 30th January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak was a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Facing a new reality – challenges for acute care of older people
To the two infamous certainties in life, we can now add the fact that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is going to stretch us all psychologically and physically and also as a broader society. Worse, for some the stretch will be too much, leading to their untimely death.
5 Top tips for dealing with distress in delirium: World Delirium Awareness Day March 11, 2020
What Goes In Affects What Comes Out – How Frailty Affects Outcomes in Ischaemic Stroke
Geriatricians play a key role in Stroke Medicine. Alongside neurologists and rehabilitation physicians, geriatricians bring a vital skill to the management of stroke; an understanding of frailty.