Dementia Centred

By Henriette Laidlaw

June 5th, 2018

Developing standardised treatment and management plans for people with confusion in hospital

We need your help.

We are in the process of developing a standardised treatment and management plan for people with confusion in hospital. (By confusion we mean people with dementia, delirium, or unspecified cognitive impairment.)

We are interested in finding out what are the factors/domains that need to be addressed by this management plan, and we would like your advice on this please.

We currently have an idea of some of these factors; eg medication review, pain management, optimisation of sleep, enabling environment, management of delirium,  diagnosis and treatment of dementia, communication, rehabilitation etc. There will be many others that are not currently on our list that you feel are important.

If you are:

- A person who in a professional capacity works with people who experienced confusion, cognitive impairment, dementia or delirium

OR

- Someone who provides support to an older person who has experienced confusion, cognitive impairment, dementia or delirium while admitted to hospital.

,then we need your help. You can add to this list anything that you think would be beneficial to the management of people with confusion in hospital.

If you can help, please complete our short survey here.

Once we have developed this treatment and management plan (complex intervention) we plan to test it in a clinical trial to see whether it is effective at improving the outcomes of people with confusion in hospital.

If you would like to be kept updated with any findings from this research please add your email address to this list.

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