Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment in General Hospitals (NIHR SDO)

Summary

Mental health problems amongst the elderly in acute hospitals include dementia (31% of all older people in hospitals) and delirium (estimated in this report as 20% of all older people in hospitals). Outcomes for patients in hospitals with these cognitive impairments are worse than for other older hospitalised persons generally; this is a matter of ongoing concern and is addressed on numerous levels by this report.

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Reference

Gladman, J. Porock, D. Griffiths, A. [et al] (2012). Care of older people with cognitive impairment in general hospitals. Southampton: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) Programme, November 2012. 143p.

There is also an Executive Summary.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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