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Dementia Patients Face Needless Transitions in Last 90 Days of Life | Alzheimer’s Reading Room

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See on Scoop.itAlzheimer’s Dementia

Health care transitions, such as moves from the nursing home to the hospital, can result in medical errors, lack of care coordination, and for persons with advanced dementia – emotional distress and agitation.

Bob DeMarco‘s insight:

What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and AD is the cause of the symptom. When someone is told they have dementia, it means that they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive difficulties, and that these problems are severe enough to get in the way of daily living…..

http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2010/06/whats-difference-between-alzheimers-and.html

See on www.alzheimersreadingroom.com

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