Emergency departments can be very stressful for someone with dementia. It’s busy, noisy, and full of strangers. Wait times may be long and there may be no way of knowing if it’s day or night. It’s helpful to prepare your loved one for a visit to the emergency department.
Alzheimer Society of Canada has excellent tools that you can use with your loved one before they go to the emergency department. These tools give the emergency department staff information about your loved one, such as:
Current as of: June 21, 2019
Author: Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network™ (SCN), Alberta Health Services
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