Geriatrics

Falls (assessment and management)

Falls - history, examination, investigations and management How to investigate and manage patients with falls. Free revision for medical student finals, OSCEs ...

Falls – background

Falls This page give the background and potential complications of patients who present with a fall. Ideal revision for medical student OSCEs and PACES Backgr...

Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia   Results from death of neurones as a result in disruption of blood flow Blood flow disruption can result from haemorrhage, clot, ...

Mini-mental state examination (MMSE)

Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) - free printable, downloadable, pdf version The MMSE is a 30-point test Advantages Relatively quick and easy t...

Cognitive assessment in dementia

Cognitive function tests in dementia There are a variety of different cognitive function tests that have been designed and validated to help diagnose and s...

Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia   AKA Pick’s disease Symptoms develop as a result of degeneration of the frontotemporal regions of the brain Rare cause...

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD or DLB)

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD or DLB) Named after Frederic Lewy Characterised by the presence of Lewy Body-like inclusions within neurones Gradual death an...

Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer's Dementia   Pathogenesis Exact underlying pathogenesis remains uncertain Related to neuronal death due to plaques and neurofibrillar...

Dementia

Dementia   Definition of dementia Dementia is a syndrome comprising a combination of symptoms resulting from the decline in function of the brain....