Occupational Therapy: putting prevention at the heart of care
In its report Living Not Existing: Putting Prevention at the Heart of Care for Older People, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists seeks to show how doing the right thing for individuals can actually reduce their need for expensive care long-term.
National Frailty Conference Presentations
Twelve downloadable presentations given at the Third National Frailty Conference in 2017.
Recruiting people living with dementia to research studies
The National Dementia Strategy aims to increase the numbers of participants with dementia into clinical research. But recruiting people with dementia can be challenging. What do you need to think about when planning a study involving patients with dementia?
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.
Clinical guidelines on falls and fractures
Guidelines from NICE and Public Health England on prevention of falls and fractures, and the diagnosis and management of hip fractures.
Medical education – a brief overview and terminology for the BGS board
Medical Education Terminology relating to the education of specialist trainees, catalogued by the Vice President for Education of the British Geriatrics Society
Getting your research off to a good start
Once you've decided on your research project and secured funding, practical tips to get your research project off to a good start.
Victorian philanthropists, philosophers and activists
A potted pen picture of the philanthropists who fought to bring about a kinder and more egalitarian society
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!'
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.
BGS Newsletter - March 2017
Hospital at home - Looking at best practise and how we can care for the frailest members of our community.