Division of Geriatric Medicine

Educational Resources

Available here are a number of downloadable files useful for learners in Geriatric Medicine.


The "Geriatric Medicine Survival Handbook"

This is a 152 page PDF file that can be viewed using the free Adobe Acrobat reader over most web-browsers, printed out as a hardcopy (if done double-sided with the edges trimmed and comb-bound, it is a handy pocket size), or ported to your favourite Adobe Arobat-reader friendly PDA.


Geriatric Pearls on Demand, is a orientation Powerpoint presentation on how to do a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. It can viewed online, or downloaded and printed out. You will need either the full version of Power Point, else the free Power Point viewer to view this educational resource.

A podcast of Dr. Misiaszek going over this presentation from August 20th 2007 is availalbe here. You can either download this MP3 file to listen with your usual device, or listen to it via the attached application.

The Dementia Code


A quick reference tool for physicians to use for dementia assessment.
It can viewed online, or downloaded and printed out.


The following is another power-point presentation suitable for learners on the ward working up a patient who has confusion.

Diogenes Syndrome

A Geriatric medicine syndrome of gross self neglect.