Management of Demented Patients in Emergency Department

  title={Management of Demented Patients in Emergency Department},
  author={Lavinia Valeriani},
  booktitle={International journal of Alzheimer's disease},
The hospitalization of the elderly with acute illness is one of the most discussed in the organization of health services, it is not yet clear whether the hospital is really the best response to the needs of the elderly, especially those with cognitive impairment. Despite evidence of possible adverse effects of hospitalization (immobilization, acute confusional state resulting in sedation, risk of falls, intestinal sub-ileus), there has been an increasing use of the hospital, particularly to… CONTINUE READING


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