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Age and Ageing journal: Free collection of COVID-19 papers
A collection of papers related to the COVID-19 pandemic which have been published in Age and Ageing which form an important contribution to the collective understanding of the disease and its effect on older people.
Age and Ageing collection: Falls in older people
These articles have been selected by the Editor of Age and Ageing for inclusion in this special collection of the Journal's best articles on falls.
The journey from Gerontologia Clinica to Age and Ageing
Mike Denham charts the journey of British Geriatric Medicine's journal, Gerontologia Clinica from its inception, when publishers dismissed geriatric medicine as 'unimportant', to the highly successful descendant, Age and Ageing.
Prestigious Dhole-Eddlestone Memorial Prize awarded to ‘Probable delirium is a presenting symptom of COVID-19 in frail, older adults'
The prize is given annually to the most deserving medical research relating to the needs of older people, published over the last year in the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, Age and Ageing.
July 2020 issue of Age and Ageing journal is out now
The July 2020 issue of Age and Ageing journal is out now.
March 2019 issue of Age and Ageing journal is out now
The March 2019 issue of Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society is out now.
Frailty predicts adverse outcomes in older adults admitted with trauma
Trauma is becoming a geriatric specialty, with the majority of major trauma admissions now adults over 65 years. Injury severity in these older adults is comparable to that of younger patients, yet mortality is far higher.
Older adults’ daily walking activity: A matter of fear or a matter of function?
Some people fall, some don’t. Some people are afraid of this event, some are not. Of course, no one is afraid of falling when sitting on a bench or lying on a sofa, but maybe they are when attempting to get there.
“They don’t know the whole picture”: Improving cancer care for people with dementia and their families
One in two people in the UK will develop cancer in their lifetime, and as cancer incidence rises with age, a significant number of cancer patients will have pre-existing dementia.
Bedside Ultrasound as a Potential Screening Tool for Sarcopenia
One of the prominent effects of the aging process is a gradual decline in both muscle quantity and muscle quality. This phenomenon is referred to as sarcopenia, from the Greek terms for flesh (sarx) and loss (penia).
Vitamin D and Postural Hypotension: Are We Still in The Dark?
If there was a popularity contest for vitamins, Vitamin D would probably win with ease. Thousands of papers are published about it year after year.
Time for school education on death, end-of-life care, and serious illness
HIV/AIDS taught us the importance of public sex education. Now, COVID-19 teaches us the need for public death education.
The work of older people and informal caregivers in managing a change in health
Out of hospital care for older people, such as hospital-at-home, is being delivered in a number of countries as an alternative to hospitalisation for a select group of older people.
COVID-19 in older adults: The urgent need for more research in this vulnerable group
An interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists have carried out a rapid review of the COVID-19 literature in relation to older people, which has just been published in Age and Ageing.
What Goes In Affects What Comes Out – How Frailty Affects Outcomes in Ischaemic Stroke
Geriatricians play a key role in Stroke Medicine. Alongside neurologists and rehabilitation physicians, geriatricians bring a vital skill to the management of stroke; an understanding of frailty.
Lifecourse frailty in China
We examined whether poor early life circumstances lead to an increased risk of becoming frail in older age. We studied over 6,000 older Chinese men and women (at least 60 years) who were not frail; they were voluntary participants in the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study.
Remember the importance of a healthy smile!
Getting older and having dementia increases the risk of health problems and can make it hard for people to keep their mouth and teeth clean. As a result, more oral health problems occur.
Should all older adults with type 2 diabetes lower their HbA1c level?
A study has found that among people whose HbA1c was greater than or equal to 7.5 at baseline, those who achieved the glycemic target within a year were associated with higher incidence of dementia in 6 years.
How much do we spend on patients at the end of life, across different care settings?
It is a commonly accepted principle that demand for healthcare always outstrips resources, and so in the UK’s publicly funded health system, it is important to look at how and where costs are being incurred to make sure we are making the best use of limited resources.