March 2018 issue of Age and Ageing journal is out now

The March 2018 issue of Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society is out now.

A full table of contents is available here, with editorials, research papers, expert reviews, short reports, case reports and more.  

Hot topics in this issue include:

  • Increasing medication use in older people
  • Frailty and mortality
  • Excessive alcohol intake in later life
  • Z-drugs, falls and fractures
  • Research methods for cohort studies

    The Editor’s View article gives an overview of the issue with a summary of highlights. This article is free to read and can be viewed here. Continue reading

    January 2018 issue of Age and Ageing journal is out now

    The January 2018 issue of Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society is out now.
    A full table of contents is available here, with editorials, research papers, reviews, short reports, case reports book reviews and more.  
    Hot topics in this issue include:
    •  Acute coronary syndromes
    • Haloperidol and prevention of
      delirium
    • Oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation
    • Vertebral fragility factures
    • Enteral tube feeding in dementia

    The Editor’s View article gives an overview of the issue with a summary of highlights. This article is free to read and can be viewed here. Continue reading

    To Feed or Not to Feed? This is only half the question

    Dr Eleni Tsiompanou is a specialist in nutritional medicine at the Health-Being Institute. She blogs at www.blog.healthbeing.co.uk and Tweets at @DrEleni   Feeding

    For some time I have been intrigued by patients who, thought to be dying, were put on the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) but instead of dying improved. Such cases of unexpected recovery, reported in the Daily Mail, were of patients on the LCP who had had their treatment, feeding and hydration withdrawn. In two recent articles, in Clinical Medicine and BMJ online, I argue that there is more to these stories than meets the eye. Continue reading