Sexual Intimacy in Residential Care
In 2008 a letter was sent to 826 residential homes in one state in Australia asking them what information was available that addressed issues of intimacy and sexuality.
History of geriatric medicine in the UK: birth of the BGS
Notes on the inaugural meeting of the Medical Society for the Care of the Elderly (later the British Geriatrics Society).
History of geriatric medicine in the UK: pioneers of geriatric medicine
Marjory Warren created the first geriatric unit in the UK. She systematically examined every new patient. Having separated the sick from the healthy, the old from the young, she instituted medical treatment and rehabilitation.
History of geriatric medicine in the UK: historical background
In medieval times, sick people were cared for in monasteries. Some religious orders built hospital wings where elderly and infirm patients received better food and received special care. Later, convents adopted a nursing role.
History of geriatric medicine in the UK: early publications
Early publications on geriatric medicine; the origin of the word 'geriatrics' and first mention of a 'geriatric giant'.
Quality care for older people with urgent and emergency care needs - the 'Silver Book' - is a review of the problems older people encounter when they need emergency medical care. It shows how emergency admissions can be reduced and the experience of those admitted improved.
A Quest for Quality in Care Homes
This 2011 BGS report marked the start of a process of partnership to develop impetus, resources and clinical guidance that will support the NHS to play part in improving the experience and the quality of life of residents in care homes.
Proactive care of older people undergoing surgery
More older people are undergoing surgery, but postoperative outcomes are worse than for younger patients. This case study looks at the Proactive Care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) team at Guy's and St Thomas's.
Mental health - Helping an older person who is experiencing anxiety?
Feeling anxious from time to time is a normal human experience. When someone is anxious they might experience feelings of tension, nervousness, heightened awareness, fear or uncertainty, dry mouth and throat, and tightness in the chest.
Mental health nurses and older patients’ physical health needs
Physical health problems, particularly chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes and smoking-related illnesses, are more common in people with long-term mental illness.