Older people have complex and unique primary care needs. The frequent occurrence of co-morbidities, polypharmacy, psychological, and social and functional impairments can impact on the way problems present. This reduced evidence-base makes the diagnosis and treatment challenging for theprimary care physician. The provision of healthcare is becoming more community-based and national service frameworks have highlighted the special healthcare needs of the elderly. This means that treating older patients will continue to be, and increasingly become a large proportion of the daily workof the general practitioner.Packed full of practical and down to earth advice for clinicians specialising in the care of older people, this book examines real problems that present on a day-to-day basis in the primary care environment. It provides GPs with specific advice and guidance to help them in the management of theoften complex conditions that present in older people. Written by practising clinicians who are experts in the field, this book covers a diverse range of subjects from stroke medicine to incontinence to the role of the voluntary sector plays in the care of older people. It includes clinical casescenarios throughout and colour photographs in chapters on areas such as ophthalmology and dermatology enable readers to effortlessly understand the points being made.Easy to read and with most chapters authored by a specialist in geriatrics and a general practitioner, this book provides GPs, community and practice nurses, and those specialising in the care of elderly patients with an indispensable resource they can use to find practical tips and advice fromspecialists in the field, differential diagnosis, the existing evidence-base and guidelines on treatment.