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- Dr Adhi Vedamurthy
The meeting will provide a forum for education in movement disorders and is organized by the British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders Section.
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The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published this practical guide for staff providing intermediate care services.
Autumnal scenes and sunshine welcomed delegates to the 66th Irish Gerontological Society’s (IGS) Annual Scientific Meeting at the beautiful - if labyrinthine - Slieve Russell Hotel and County Club in County Cavan in late September 2018.
The BMJ Awards returns in 2019 to recognise these hardworking teams, giving you the opportunity to celebrate successes, showcase your knowledge and gain exposure on a national scale, as well as the opportunity to attract funding and publicity to take your work to the next level.
About fifteen years ago I had a ‘conversion’ experience. I was jointly running a regional memory clinic set up shortly after cholinesterase inhibitors were licensed, and I realised that one section of the population were being left out: people who in those days were labelled as having a Learning Disability, now relabelled Intellectual Disability.
Responding to the RCGP's consultation on a future vision for general practice, the Society recommends, based on our experience and expertise in working with older people, that there are some significant changes to general practice that would result in better health outcomes for all older people, whether they are living with mild, moderate or severe frailty, or are staying relatively healthy and ageing well.
An increased focus on the prevention of deterioration and the optimisation of independence is needed for people living with multiple long-term conditions. Identifying frailty at an early stage and providing earlier interventions for those people at greatest risk of developing frailty is central to this. Stratifying frailty using frailty identification tools such as the electronic frailty index (e-FI) for patients aged 60 and above, and those people most at risk of adverse events, including hospitalisation, nursing home admission and death should be fully embedded in the service provided by general practice. BGS warmly welcomed the introduction in 2017 of the routine frailty identification requirements for GPs. However, the use of e-FI requires clinical correlation and the risk that false positives and negatives will sometimes arise from use of a statistical tool must be considered and addressed as part of the frailty identification process.
Back in 2010, when the first edition of the European Working Group on Sarcopenia (EWGSOP) guidelines were published in Age and Ageing, sarcopenia was a niche research area, of interest mostly to epidemiologists and muscle physiologists.
Based at the University of Zurich and in collaboration with researchers from Germany, the Netherlands and the United States, we developed two short Fact Box decision support tools on antibiotics for pneumonia and artificial hydration in advanced dementia.
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