Welcome to the 6th episode in the “What we’ve learnt this week” series. Nick and Emma are in Berlin for the European Geriatric Medicine Society International Congress and share some of the top tips they have picked up from the conference.

Heard of “prognostic paralysis”? “Theraputic illusion”? Gamification in medical education? We hadn’t either!


Useful links this week:

1. https://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(17)30130-5/fulltext    Morin L, Vetrano DL, Grande G, Fratiglioni L, Fastbom J, Johnell K. Use of medications of questionable benefit during the last year of life of older adults with dementia. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017;Epub.

2. http://www.deliriumexperience.nl/ You have to pay for the full game but the trailer is experience enough!

3. https://academic.oup.com/ndt/article/32/1/9/2931168   European Renal Best Practice Group summary document on Management of older patients with chronic kidney disease

“What we’ve learnt this week…Episode 6”