Peri-operative Care for Older Patients Undergoing Surgery
The rate of older people undergoing surgical procedures is increasing faster than the rate of population ageing . Despite this progress, older surgical patients remain at increased risk.
Improving healthcare support in care homes
This study describes the model of healthcare support being delivered to nursing homes in South Manchester since 2004.
Deconditioning and loss of functional abilities in frail older people may start soon after arriving in hospital. Many end up in a care home prematurely because of it. This campaign, with downloadable resources, aims to encourage patients to 'Sit up, get dressed, keep moving!'
Guide to literature searching
Literature searching has many uses. This short guide to searching for scientific literature is divided into different sections.
How to get funding and fellowship applications
Providing information about types of funding and the application process
Navigating your way through the ethics application process
This guide is to give an overview of the research application process for those who may be embarking on or thinking of going into research
2. CGA in Primary Care Settings: The elements of the CGA process
An overview of how Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is done in the primary care setting, and what to consider when conducting the assessment.
Historical context leading to Marjory Warren's work
A description of the social context which gave rise to Marjory Warren’s assessment of 874 inmates of a large public assistance institution in West Middlesex in 1935.
Victorian philanthropists, philosophers and activists
A potted pen picture of the philanthropists who fought to bring about a kinder and more egalitarian society
Overseas-trained South Asian doctors and the development of geriatric medicine
The role of immigrants from the Asian sub-continent in the development of geriatric medicine
Diabetes is the commonest metabolic long term condition in older people and is characterised by a high rate of vascular complications and subsequent disability, frequent hospital admissions, and increased institutionalisation.
Nutritional Advice in Common Clinical Situations
The incidence of under nutrition among patients admitted to hospitals in UK is around 28% and is 25% greater in older people. Under nutrition results in longer lengths of stay in hospital. In care homes, 30% of residents were found to be undernourished.