Improve the care of people with dementia in acute hospitals
How to improve the care of people with dementia in acute hospitals, presented by Professor Brian Draper from the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.
Acute hospitals are organised and designed to address the needs of people suffering acute conditions, such as infections, strokes or injuries, or for those requiring surgery.
When people with dementia are admitted with these conditions their treatment outcomes are worse than people without dementia and in part this is due to potentially preventable complications.
Much can be done to improve the care of people with dementia in acute hospitals and this seminar will focus on possible solutions that involve clinicians, people with dementia, carers and hospital administrators.
Run time approximately 54 minutes