Part 1. General Themes Biological ageing - its relevance to geriatricians. Social gerontology. Clinical ageing. Investigating older patients. Developing and planning services. Community geriatric care. Medical ethics and the law. Prevention and health promotion. Overview of complexity/co-morbidity. Driving assessment. Carers. Ethnic elders. Part 2: Core Topics Urinary incontinence. Falls and instability. Orthogeriatric care. Palliative care. Old age psychiatry. Rehabilitation. Management of stroke. Clinical aspects of pressure sores. Therapeutics. Part 3: Selected Topics Section 1: Central Nervous System The management of Parkinson's disease. Syncope and dizziness. Gait disorders. Section 2: Cardiovascular System When to treat hypertension. Abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral vascular disease. The management of atrial fibrillation in the older patient. Section 3: Respiratory System Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tuberculosis. Respiratory rehabilitation. Section 4: Gastrointestinal System Oral health. Faecal incontinence and constipation. Section 5: Genitourinary Prostate diseases. Urinary tract infections. Sexuality and ageing. Section 6: Bone and locomotor System Management of osteoporosis. Painful shoulder. Foot disorders. Contractures. Section 7: Cancer Cancer in old age. Section 8: Vision and Hearing Ophthalmology. Hearing disorders. Section 9: Skin Pruritus. Leg ulcers. Section 10: Infection Preventing infections. Section 11: Nutrition and feeding disorders Nutrition. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding. Part 4: Personal and professional skills Education. All you need to know about management in one chapter. Preparing for a consultant post. Time management and organizing paperwork. Dealing with complaints. Maintaining morale. Keeping up to date. Making the most of information technology. Professional issues. Research and audit. Answers to self-assessment questions. Index.