Keeping older people safe and well at home
These resources have been developed to help keep older people safe at home by reducing the falls hazards they might be exposed to and improving their overall wellbeing.
Coronavirus: Managing delirium in confirmed and suspected cases
This consensus advice has been drawn up by experts from the BGS, EDA and RCPsych. It should be used in conjunction with local policy and governance practice employed within your own organisation.
Clinical guidelines on dementia
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an updated Quality Standard on dementia describing high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
BGS Newsletter: Issue 70 April/May 2019
Featuring coverage from the BGS Spring Meeting 2019, ageing and the healthy brain, the importance of research, and how Malaysia is helping to raise awareness of falls.
SIGN 157: Risk reduction and management of delirium
This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment and follow up of adults with delirium.
Age and Ageing collection: Treatments in Dementia
This collection of 15 papers provides an update on interventions in dementia in the past 15 years.
15. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Mental capacity issues
Assessment of mental capacity should be a routine part of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. This guide lays out the principles which govern testing mental capacity, advance care decisions and powers of attorney, along with the safeguards.
How would I recognise if someone with dementia was experiencing anxiety or depression?
Depression and anxiety can severely affect the quality of life of those living with dementia but the overlap of symptoms can present challenges.
Nursing Perspectives on the Confusion Assessment Method
The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) is used to detect delirium but its sensitivity is low when used in real-world settings. A study explored reasons for this through a series of focus groups with orthopaedic nurses at two academic hospitals in Hamilton, Canada.
Does pain increase delirium risk in people with dementia during a hospital admission?
Alexandra Feast describes a study which highlights how people with dementia experienced pain for a substantial part of their admission without being able to communicate this pain. It explores the relationship between pain, dementia and delirium.
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.