- By: Karen Hebert
With an ageing population and fast improving medical technology, geriatrics (that is, care of the elderly) is a core specialty for medical students. Whether you require clinical guidance, research information, or careers advice, there are a number of good websites available that can help.
www.geriatricsatyourfingertips.org/front-back/toc.asp is an online version of the American Geriatrics Society's book of the same name. This simple website works around its comprehensive table of contents. This includes a chapter on prescribing advice, chapters on common conditions—including dementia, depression, and incontinence—and a number of assessment tools. Registration is free and involves a simple one page form. The site is a quick, easy, online alternative to the textbook.
The British Geriatrics Society's website (www.bgs.org.uk is probably most suited for members of the society. It has construction problems, with links that don't always work and pages with no content. The rather bland home page contains a left hand margin