An Overview of the AJA

June Issue Volume 37(2)

It’s hard to believe that we are more than half way through 2018, isn’t it? I hope you have had the chance to take a look at the current issue of the Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA). If not, find a warm place and sit down to read some of the interesting contributions to the gerontology and geriatric medicine evidence base.

As always, in Issue 2, there are papers on a range of clinical and social topics. There are several articles about frailty - its prevalence, measurement and the support of frail older people discharged from hospital. The complete Table of Contents and all articles can be accessed (subject to membership) at

For those who were unable to attend this year’s Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting on ‘Cutting Edge: Optimising the Journey for Older Surgical Patients’, there is free access to the proceedings on line at

The Journal aims to provide articles of interest to a multidisciplinary audience of gerontologists and geriatricians, professionals who share an interest in the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society. We hope that this issue will assist in guiding your research and practice. We welcome contributions from you about your innovative work. Don’t forget that, in addition to the scientific papers we publish, we also welcome contributions for our ‘Reflection’ section. Poems or stories (fiction or non-fiction) related to any aspect of ageing, whether from the point of view of a health care worker or older person or patient, or simply an observer, will be considered.

[Source: Jane Sims, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Australasian Journal on Ageing]