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10 Helpful Hints for When a Person with Dementia Has to Go to Hospital
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10 HELPFUL HINTS FOR WHEN A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA HAS TO GO TO HOSPITAL

PAPERBACK BY UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING, DEMENTIA SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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ISBN
9781908063298
IMPRINT
DSDC
 
 
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PUBLISHER
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING, DEMENTIA SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
60 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
02 MAR 2015

DESCRIPTION

People with dementia can't avoid going to hospital, even though it can be hazardous for them. It is worth knowing what to do for the best when it happens. This is really important, because a hospital is full of avoidable dangers and can ruin the stability of a person with dementia, causing chaos and distress for the rest of their life, and even in some cases shortening it. This book should help you with all aspects, including Accident and Emergency, visiting tactics on the ward, reducing the risk of pain and delirium, how to look out for medication errors and how to get out of hospital and home more safely. Please note that the language used in DSDC publications is correct at the time of print; recommendations for dementia friendly language is updated on a regular basis and therefore from time to time some language in DSDC publications may be out of date. If you would like to read more about dementia friendly language, you can read the DSDC blog at dementia.stir.ac.uk called If you don't have anything nice to say.