Tag: emergency department

Care Transitions

A large amount of evidence indicates that an ED visit is a period of vulnerability for older adults, especially as they transition back to the community, from the ED to home or a nursing home.

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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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