Geriatrics

Falls
Falls
As an F1, you will quite frequently get bleeped to review a patient who has had a...
Delirium
Delirium
Acute confusion, otherwise known as delirium, is very common in hospitals: 20-30%...
Discharge Planning
Discharge Planning
It is important for junior doctors to understand what the discharge planning process...
Constipation
Constipation
Constipation is one of the most common complaints in hospital, especially on the...
Palliative
Palliative Care
Dying is a natural process and unfortunately, something that we all come across in...
Syncope
Syncope
From the Greek: Syn: together & kopein: to cut - referring to a block in blood supply...
Orthogeriatrics
Orthogeriatrics
Fragility fractures in the elderly As a junior doctor on call, in geriatrics or in...
Frailty
Frailty Syndromes
What is frailty? A state of increased vulnerability to poor resolution of homeostasis...
Dementia
Dementia
As an FY1 in hospital, you will come across lots of patients with dementia. They...
Homes
Understanding Types of Homes
Patients may live or be discharged to a wide variety of social care settings and...
Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease
In this article, we will present several common scenarios involving Parkinson’s disease...
Geriatric Medicine
Applying to Geriatric Medicine
Within Geriatric Medicine you are always working as part of a multidisciplinary team...

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