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Emergency Care Tips for People with Dementia Dementia Matters

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Visiting the emergency department can be a challenging experience for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers. Dr. Manish Shah joins the podcast to discuss the difficulties people with dementia face in the emergency department and offers tips for making the most out of a visit. Guest: Manish Shah, MD, MPH, professor, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Episode Topics:
How many older adults visit emergency departments annually? 1:00
Why are adults with dementia twice as likely to seek emergency care compared to older adults who don't have dementia? 2:19
What are some of the difficulties that people with dementia may experience when they're in the emergency department? 5:10
Is there training for emergency department physicians to modify how they approach people with dementia? 7:22
Do you have any recommendations to offer that would improve the visit in the emergency department for people with dementia? 9:02
What is your team of researchers studying? 13:42
What kind of resources do these types of centers bring to your research or research like this? 15:45
What do you hope to accomplish with the funding that you've now received? 17:42
Why is it important to study and create these resources in emergency departments across the country? 19:24
Is there a day or a time that would be better for a person to go in? 20:29
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Visiting the emergency department can be a challenging experience for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers. Dr. Manish Shah joins the podcast to discuss the difficulties people with dementia face in the emergency department and offers tips for making the most out of a visit. Guest: Manish Shah, MD, MPH, professor, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Episode Topics:
How many older adults visit emergency departments annually? 1:00
Why are adults with dementia twice as likely to seek emergency care compared to older adults who don't have dementia? 2:19
What are some of the difficulties that people with dementia may experience when they're in the emergency department? 5:10
Is there training for emergency department physicians to modify how they approach people with dementia? 7:22
Do you have any recommendations to offer that would improve the visit in the emergency department for people with dementia? 9:02
What is your team of researchers studying? 13:42
What kind of resources do these types of centers bring to your research or research like this? 15:45
What do you hope to accomplish with the funding that you've now received? 17:42
Why is it important to study and create these resources in emergency departments across the country? 19:24
Is there a day or a time that would be better for a person to go in? 20:29
Find Dementia Matters online
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
 

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