Author: Jesseca Leggett

2023-2024 Pilot Project Grant Program Funding Opportunity

Announcing the GEAR 2.0 – ADC / EMF / WHI 2023-2024 Pilot Project Grant Program funding opportunity!
The goal of the pilot funding is to promote transdisciplinary research in geriatric emergency medicine that will advance emergency medical care for persons living with dementia and their care partners.

Final grant submissions are due Friday, January 20, 2023

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Emergency Department Communication in Persons Living With Dementia and Care Partners

Communication factors that influence satisfaction with the hospital experience for PLWD included valuing of the person through staff actions, interactions, and person-centered care; activities of empowerment; and interactions of the environment with patient well-being (physical environment, social and organizational). Robust communication between hospital staff, PLWD and their care partners improves the hospital experience.

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Detecting Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in the Emergency Department

Over the last 2 decades, there have been multiple studies evaluating ED detection of cognitive impairment specifically focused on
dementia. Our scoping review identified more than 45 manuscripts
addressing accuracy of detection of cognitive impairment or dementia, 66 addressing pragmatic and practical ways for this detection, and
21 manuscripts overlapping in both.

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Adapting Emergency Care for Persons Living With Dementia

In an aging world, the emergency department (ED) is the front porch of the 21st century health care system, straddling the inpatient world of medical and surgical practice with the outpatient environment of office visits, home health, and long-term care.1 Geriatric emergency medicine has emerged as a subspecialty within emergency medicine with a focus on the large and rapidly growing segment of ED patients with unique health care and social service needs: older adults. Geriatric emergency medicine, and the associated geriatric EDs take a more holistic approach to emergency care that revolves around the identification of common age-related syndromes and evidence-based approaches to align management recommendations with patient preferences and patient-reported outcomes that matter.

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