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Dementia Becomes An Emergency 1.4 Million Times A Year

July 24, 2023

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan Medicine

According to findings by a team at the University of Michigan, nearly 7% of adults age 65 and older visit the emergency yearly because of accidents stemming from dementia. Lauren B. Gerlach, D.O., M.Sc., says the findings could help inform efforts to support family caregivers and nursing facility staff in reducing patients’ risks of injury and finding better ways to take care of patients in need.

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