Tag: emergency department

2.0 Priorities: ED Practices

The ED Practices Work Group aims to develop key questions and identify research gaps in optimal care for people living with dementia seeking acute, unscheduled care in the ED or through alternative means, such as telehealth or community paramedicine.

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2.0 Priorities: Care Transitions

Approximately 40 percent of people living with dementia discharged from the hospital will experience an adverse event (ED revisits, other hospitalizations, or death) in the 30 days following discharge, a rate significantly higher than for those without dementia.

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2.0 Priorities: Detection

Emergency care for older adults is suboptimal, and care is especially poor for older adults with dementia, even though these adults seek ED-based care more regularly than matched controls. The GEAR Detection Work Group examines the potential role of the ED in dementia detection.

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1.0 Priorities: Cognitive Impairment-Delirium

Individuals identified as experiencing delirium in emergency departments are more likely to develop dementia as older adults. Yet, almost three decades of research has shown that delirium and dementia are under-recognized in emergency departments, despite a proliferation of screening tools.

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