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Living with Dementia

Dementia Incident

Dementia Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Dementia was associated with higher hospitalization rates in patients 65 and older and many of the admissions were preventable with better outpatient care, a longitudinal study found.

All-cause admissions rose 41% with incident dementia compared with other seniors in the same integrated healthcare system after adjustment for other factors (P<0.001), Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD,… Dementia Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized   


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