GEAR Publications & Manuscripts

Optimal Emergency Department Care Practices for Persons Living With Dementia

A Scoping Review

Scott M. Dresden MD, MS, Zachary Taylor MPH, Peter Serina MD MPH, Maura Kennedy MD, MPH, Annie B. Wescott MLIS, Teresita Hogan MD, Manish N. Shah MD, MPH, Ula Hwang MD, MPH, and The GEAR 2.0-ADC Network

Pages 1314.e1-1314.e29 | August 2022 |

Though components of both ED care practices and ED care needs for persons living with dementia have been studied, greater depth and reproducibility are needed to form best practices. This GEAR 2.0-ADC scoping review summarizes research on optimal emergency department care practices for persons living with dementia. Results from this review revealed that those many interventions show positive results there is a lack of depth and reproducible results that prevent specific recommendations on best practices in emergency department care for people living with dementia.