Healthier for longer: How healthcare professionals can support older people
This report is intended to explore how messages of prevention and healthy ageing apply to a population group that may already be ill and frail, and to the healthcare professionals who care for them.
Celebrating BGS founder Marjory Warren on her birthday
BGS founding member and revolutionary geriatrician Marjory Warren was born on 28 October 1897. On her birthday, BGS Past President and historian Michael Denham reflects on her contribution to modern geriatric medicine.
Presentation slides: QI in the Healthcare of Older People
Download and view slides from the QI in the Healthcare of Older People event held on 3-4 October 2019 in Leeds.
Presentation slides: South West Autumn Meeting 2019
View slides from the South West BGS and Ageing Specialty Group CRN Southwest Meeting 2019 held on 3 October 2019 in Exeter.
Fun-guarding: Is safe the enemy of fun?
'Fun' and 'safe' do not have to be opposite concepts, writes Susan Shenkin.
Fun-guarding: How you can get involved
How you can get involved with our 'fun-guarding' project and become a 'fun-guardian' in your area
Fun-guarding: When my time comes
Trisha Elliott reflects on how she would like fun to be guarded when she approaches frailty in older age.
Fun-guarding: Does it bring joy?
Consider whether an activity will bring joy to an older person over whether it is socially appropriate, says Jenni Mack.
Fun-guarding: Putting a value on fun
Talk to residents about what they want to achieve and you might be surprised, says Caroline Benham.
Fun-guarding: Involving the family
Many of our most important and fun moments relate to our family, explains David Attwood.