BGS News, Aug 2018: Low vitamin intake is associated with risk of frailty in older adults
Whereas the effects of protein intake to stave off frailty have been studied, the effects of specific nutrients have not, until now.
BGS News, Aug 2018: Frailty in older people and the stay safe initiative
The website 'Staysafe' has been created to signpost people to the wealth of resources and advice available to help them as they get older – including support on nutrition, exercise and accident prevention.
BGS News, Aug 2018: John's Campaign in Scotland and England
People with dementia are not children but the effect of a hospital stay can be catastrophic for a person with dementia . John's Campaign promotes open visiting hours to enable the family of the person with dementia to minimise the confusion and distress of a hospital stay.
Discussing palliative care for people with dementia living at home and in care homes
Rose Miranda argues that not only researchers, doctors and nurses should be aware of the phenomenon of pain in people with dementia. We need to make the public aware of it too.
Effective record keeping and ordering of medicines - for Care Home Managers
SCIE has published a guide and created an interactive web resource for home care managers providing medicines support.
'Geriatrics' - an old problem
On seeing the debate around the word 'geriatrics' inMay 2018, Dr Tak-Kwan Kong, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Hong Kong Geriatrics Society sent us this editorial on 'packing geriatrics'. It was published in the Society's Journal in 1996.
The journey from Gerontologia Clinica to Age and Ageing
Mike Denham charts the journey of British Geriatric Medicine's journal, Gerontologia Clinica from its inception, when publishers dismissed geriatric medicine as 'unimportant', to the highly successful descendant, Age and Ageing.
NICE: Intermediate care including reablement
NICE standard covers referral and assessment for intermediate care. It covers bed-based intermediate care, crisis response, home-based intermediate care and reablement. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
RCP London 2018: Safe medical staffing
The RCP Guidance on safe medical staffing aims to help those planning hospital services to answer: ‘How many doctors or their alternatives, with what capabilities, do we need to provide safe, timely and effective care for patients with medical problems?'.
Hospital Wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Overview
The aim of this project was to provide high quality evidence on delivering hospital-wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) improves outcomes for frail older people, particularly on specialised wards.