Challenges and opportunities in the diagnosis and management of older people with dementia in acute hospitals: Understanding delirium and dementia.

Thomas A Jackson, John R F Gladman, Rowan Harwood, Alasdair Maclullich, Elizabeth L Sampson, Bart Sheehan, Daniel Davis

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Abstract

Summary points:
• Dementia in acute hospitals is common, and associated with poor health outcomes
• Dementia in acute hospitals is intricately linked with delirium and should always be considered together when developing future policy
• The decline in health and function among people with dementia after hospital may be influenced by discrete disease processes, but also to the hospital environment and care itself
• Opportunities for further research into the specific acute hospital management of dementia and its complications are many
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • delirium
  • dementia
  • geriatrics

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