EUGMS Meetings in Budapest

A report from the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) meetings in Budapest:

A seminar on geriatric long-term care was hosted for the participation of representatives of EUGMS and other Hungarian participants. Also invited were members of the ELTECA working group; Profs. Katarzyna Wiecorzowska-Tobis from Poznan, Poland, Debbie Tolson from Glasgow, UK, Cecilia Rokusek of Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA, and Iva Holmerová from Prague, CZ, who happily met again to continue their discussions on long-term geriatric care and the opportunities for cooperation. Continue reading

European Courts and Old People

Graham Mulley is emeritus professor of elderly care, University of Leeds.

image by Gwenaël Piaser

image Gwenaël Piaser

The current issue of Age and Ageing features an original paper on Older Europeans and the European Court of Justice by Israel Doron.  Why should busy geriatricians be interested in legal activities in Europe?

The short answer is that these courts have the potential for championing old people’s human and legal rights.  These courts often judge in favour of elders, yet the number of cases referred is small and is not increasing – despite the greater numbers of elderly citizens. Continue reading