BGS Newsletter: Issue 65 May 2018
This issue includes a report from the BGS Spring Meeting 2018 and covers the geriatric '5 Ms' and hydrocephalus.
Morbidity - Comorbidity and multimorbidity. What do they mean?
Comorbidity simply means more than one illness or disease occurring in one person at the same time and multimorbidity means more than two illnesses or diseases occurring in the same person at the same time.
Dignity - supporting toilet access and use in frail older people
The aim of the "Behind Closed Doors" campaign is to raise awareness that people, whatever their age and physical ability, should be able to choose to use the toilet in private in all care settings.
Normal pressure hydrocephalus: treatment seeks disease
Definitions of a disease typically revolve around finding a pathological process in a part of the body that produces an identifiable combination of symptoms and signs. Which parts of this are true for NPH?
The British Heart Foundation SENIOR-RITA Trial
Despite significant advances in diagnosis and management, coronary artery disease remains a significant worldwide cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in older adults, with a steep increase in mortality in those aged ≥70 years old.
Older Person Whisperer
The Older Person Whisperer's series of comic presentations on the life of a geriatrician
BGS 2018 Spring Meeting Conference Report
Ignoring older patients’ potential for personal growth could be a form of ageism, according to Prof John Gladman. “People can still have personal growth independent of the negatives of physical decline and social loss and we should be asking ourselves how we can encourage that.
Delivering good nutritional care for people with dementia
By the time someone with dementia moves into a care home, they may already be experiencing significant weight loss and other nutrition-related problems. This may trigger further physical and mental deterioration.
BGS Scotland Update, May 2018
Christine McAlpine, reporting on activites of BGS Scotland to the Board of Trustees. Responsibility for the NHS in Scotland is a devolved matter and rests with the Scottish Government.
John's Campaign - supporting people with dementia
John’s Campaign advocates for the removal of all restrictions on family carers supporting their relatives in hospital and a positive attitude of welcome and collaboration throughout the health and care system.
Presenting your work
There's no point undertaking research if you don't present the results publicly. Follow these pithy points to help you prepare a presentation, whether putting up a poster or giving a talk with powerpoint!