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Research resources for early careers researchers
The BGS supports new/early career investigators in research through a number of opportunities. The aim of this resource is to provide existing and new information in the form of a pathway for investigators to follow and experience the development of their ideas to outputs.
Syncope in older adults
Syncope can have devastating consequences, resulting in fall-related injuries, accidents or even death. In our ageing society, the subsequent healthcare usage, such as emergency room presentations, surgeries and hospital admissions, form a significant and growing socioeconomic burden.
Measurements of healthy ageing: Measuring what matters to older people
The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society, has released a Special Issue on the Measurements of Healthy Ageing. This Special Issue brings together the work of international professionals and experts from over 40 academic institutions, to identify the best available tools to measure what truly matters to older people – their intrinsic capacity and functional ability.
Research Hub: Sharing research
Once you have completed your research project, the next step is to share your findings with the wider academic community. During this process, your research aims, methodology and findings will be critiqued by fellow researchers and clinicians to ensure they are robust.
Peer review in Age and Ageing
Ever wondered what peer review really means, how decisions are reached about publishing manuscripts, or whether you would make a good reviewer yourself? Editorial Fellows for Age and Ageing journal explain what is involved and why this role is so valuable in advancing research in geriatric medicine.
Appropriate deprescribing in older people
Older people are often taking several medications, but regular review of their benefits or risks is as of yet not part of standard care. This themed collection aims to improve patient outcomes and the sustainability of deprescribing approaches.
Urgent care for older people
How best to deliver geriatric care across the whole hospital? This collection outlines key articles that are attempting to develop solutions to this challenging conundrum.
Age and Ageing collection: Movement disorders
Movement disorders are a diverse and challenging group of neurological conditions. Geriatricians and allied health professionals play a key role in the care of patients living with these disorders. Age and Ageing is making freely available online a collection of 15 papers which highlight the breadth and depth of this field.
Delirium research, education, and practice
Delirium research and clinical care has seen great strides in the last decade. This collection provides an overview of the range of research in delirium covering prevention and prediction, interventions and their health economic evaluations, outcomes following delirium, and clinical application in a review of the recent SIGN guidelines.
Qualitative research in Age and Ageing
This themed collection of Age and Ageing articles includes a selection of papers published over the last 10 years which highlights the value of qualitative methodologies in health services research, particularly in understanding patient experience of health and illness and decision making about treatment and preventive care.
Economics of ageing
A collaborative collection on the topic of economics of ageing and pensions, from Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Journal of Public Health, and Age and Ageing.
Age and Ageing collection: Care Homes
The Age and Ageing care home collection and commentary draws together important papers that show how our journal is helping to shape and grow care home research.
Age and Ageing journal: COVID-19 papers
A free 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.
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.
Longitudinal studies of ageing
Highlights the approaches, scope and impacts of a selection of longitudinal studies of ageing published in Age and Ageing within the past 10 years.
Treatments in Dementia
Collection of A&A articles covering current treatment, preventative methods, and future strategies to combat the consequences of dementia, providing an update on the advances of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
Clinical research methods for studies of older people
For this online research methodologies collection we have selected key Age and Ageing publications aimed at improving the quality of clinical research for older people.
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.