A Map of UK research centres which we hope will enable prospective researchers to find centres offering projects in their areas of interest.
Improving oral health in older people
The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England is concerned about the significant impact that poor oral health is having on older people’s general health and quality of life.
Community geriatrics and hospital at home
NHS Scotland’s vision for 2020 is that we will “live longer healthier lives at home”.
Although much progress has been made in defining best practice, setting standards for delivery and improving the processes of care, there is still variability; there is no consistent delivery or outcomes.
Dysphagia Management for Older People
Older patients frequently have dysphagia resulting from acute or chronic illnesses. Dysphagia management requires a collaborative approach because of the complexities of older patients' needs, and geriatricians have an important role to play in overseeing this condition.
Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are protections for adults who lack mental capacity to consent to, say, admission to hospital or a care home for treatment or care. Caroline Cooke and Premila Fade assess why they are being reviewed and the Law Commission's proposals.
Vaccination programmes in Older People
Infectious diseases account for a significant proportion of hospital admissions and deaths in the elderly. Unfortunately the immunological response to vaccines in older individuals is less than that in younger adults. We assess best practice in immunisation programmes among older people.
Parkinson's Disease is one of the commonest neurological conditions to affect older people. It is a frequent cause of falls, fractures, and hospital admission. As such, it is a costly disease, especially in the later stages.
Dr Eileen Burns looks at how Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, better communication and palliative care principles can improve the quality of end of life care for older people, and asks: what constitutes a good death?