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Supportive care for the person with dementia$
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Julian Hughes, Mari Lloyd-Williams, and Greg Sachs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554133

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.001.0001

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Hospital admissions in dementia

Hospital admissions in dementia

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(p.117) Chapter 13 Hospital admissions in dementia
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Supportive care for the person with dementia
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Elizabeth L. Sampson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0013

This chapter begins by addressing the following questions: How common is dementia in the acute hospital? Why are people with dementia admitted to the acute hospital? It then discusses the clinical characteristics of people with dementia admitted to the acute hospital, their experience, and the impact of dementia on outcomes in the acute hospital. This is followed by a discussion on improving acute hospital care for people with dementia.

Keywords:   acute hospital care, dementia, acute hospital

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