Dementia becomes an emergency 1.4 million times a year

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11 months ago

More than 1.4 million times a year, people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia end up in emergency care, a new study shows, accounting for nearly 7% of all emergency visits for any reason by people over age 65. Compared with their peers who don’t have dementia, these patients have twice the rate of seeking emergency care after an accident or a behavioral or mental health crisis.  

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