Dementia Patients & Caregivers Need Improved Hospital Stay
Posted Nov 10 2008 4:46pm
Experts estimate that at least one quarter of all hospital patients have dementia yet most hospital staff members have little formal training in this area. The typical hospital stay of a minimum of 3 to 5 days can be difficult for the person with dementia, their normal caregiver and the hospital staff member. Keeping the dementia patient safe while allowing limited freedom and making the stay a quality experience is quite challenging.