What happens when a person with dementia is hospitalized? It is
usually a fall, a hip fracture, a serious infection, or an acute
exacerbation of congestive heart failure, diabetes, or another
chronic medical condition that precipitates hospitalization, not
the person's demenetia. This book provides insights into the issues
and gaps in quality of hospital care for patients with
The book will helps practitioners improve the experiences that
patients with dementia encounter in acute care settings by offering
actual case examples provided by managers of assisted living,
emergency rooms, and community geriatric cases; by persons with
dementia who live alone; and by other doctors and nurses who care
for these patients. These case examples illustrate the challenges
faced and suggest strategies for successful and appropriate
This book will be useful for all hospital practitioners who
encounter patients with dementia, from administrators, to nurses,
social workers, physicians, gerontologists, and
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