A Little Bittle of Geriatrics...

Ken Madden , Editor-in-Chief
Canadian Geriatrics Journal.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5770/cgj.15.53

“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.”

— Henry David Thoreau

It is also important to maintain a little “bittle” of gerontology even in the middle of Canada’s ever so short summer. We are pleased to offer you a number of articles to peruse on your summer dock. Dr. Hogan has presented the findings of the Canadian Geriatrics Society Physician Resource Work Group, giving a summary of the current state of geriatric physician resources. The possible role of vitamin D deficiency in psychiatric disorders is explored in a hypothesis-generating study done by Dr. Ford. Dr. Aminzadeh has provided an excellent review of the barriers to diagnosis/management of dementia in a primary care setting.

In addition, everyone at the editorial board of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal was pleased to find that, as of August 1st, the Journal had successfully filled both scientific and technical requirements for indexing in PubMed. Our society’s Journal now is indexed in three large databases (EBSCO, ProQuest, and PubMed), and the increased profile has already resulted in an increase in both the quantity and quality of submissions. It is imperative that there be a platform for Canadian gerontological and geriatrics research, and the ongoing support of the members of the Canadian Geriatrics Society has been vital in maintaining this valuable resource.

Have a great summer!
Dr. Ken Madden
Canadian Geriatrics Journal

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Canadian Geriatrics Journal , Vol. 15 , No. 3 , September 2012