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7. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Creating a problem list
Creating a problem list as part of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment can help identify all the issues to consider and will be helpful in drawing up a care plan.
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.
Deconditioning information for providers of services for older people and the public
The National Falls Prevention Co-ordination Group (NFPCG) Deconditioning task and finish sub-group have developed a suite of five resources intended to support individuals, health and care professionals and commissioners to take action to help older adults become more active and recondition following activity restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic.
BGS Position Statement: Person-centred acute hospital care for people with dementia
Around half of people aged over 70 who are admitted to hospital as an emergency have a cognitive disorder such as dementia. This BGS position statement sets out the principles of good person-centred care for older people admitted to acute hospitals with dementia.
Delirium Hub: Education and training
This section of the Delirium Hub contains resources which focus on staff training and how to educate patients and relatives.
Presentation Recordings: 2021 South East and South West Thames Joint Region Meeting
Presentations from 2021 South East and South West Thames Joint Region Meeting (4 CPD Points)
Guideline for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery
The Centre for Perioperative Care, working in collaboration with the British Geriatrics Society, has published guidance for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery that encompasses the whole perioperative pathway.
End of Life Care in Frailty: Spiritual and cultural issues
This section of the BGS guidance on end of life care in older people looks at the religious, spiritual and cultural aspects that may influence appropriate end of life care.
Fun-guarding: Is safe the enemy of fun?
'Fun' and 'safe' do not have to be opposite concepts, writes Susan Shenkin.
Fun-guarding: When my time comes
Trisha Elliott reflects on how she would like fun to be guarded when she approaches frailty in older age.
Fun-guarding: Does it bring joy?
Consider whether an activity will bring joy to an older person over whether it is socially appropriate, says Jenni Mack.
Fun-guarding: Putting a value on fun
Talk to residents about what they want to achieve and you might be surprised, says Caroline Benham.
Fun-guarding: Involving the family
Many of our most important and fun moments relate to our family, explains David Attwood.
Fun-guarding in care homes: As important as safeguarding?
The first article in our fun-guarding series, George Coxon sets out what fun-guarding is and why it is important.
RCP Falls and Fragility Audit Programme (FFFAP) patient resources
The Royal College of Physicians Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) has developed a series of patient and public centred resources to support better care.
Care homes in Wales: Your questions answered
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has published an information guide for older people and their families giving information about care homes.
Driving with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: Consensus guidelines for clinicians
The assessment of driving risk can be difficult for clinicians. These Guidelines set out the responsibilities of clinicians to their patients, and provide a framework for thinking about the management of their driving safety.
Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are protections for adults who lack mental capacity to consent to, say, admission to hospital or a care home for treatment or care. Caroline Cooke and Premila Fade assess why they are being reviewed and the Law Commission's proposals.
BGS News, May 2018: What is John's campaign?
People with dementia are not children. They are adults with a lifetime’s experience. Yet they are not entirely dissimilar. They are vulnerable and they can be as distressed and disoriented as a child.
Think frailty and delirium - the Scottish approach
Ten per cent of patients admitted to hospital as an emergency stay more than two weeks, using 55 per cent of all hospital bed days, and 80 per cent of that group are aged over 65 years. The average age of a hospital inpatient is over 80.