A&E attendance for people with dementia is common and increasing

A new paper published today in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association found that Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendance among people with dementia in their last year of life is common and is increasing. In recent years, there has been a drop in the number of people with dementia dying in hospital, which has widely been seen as demonstrating better end of life care. However, the team of researchers from King's College London found that over three quarters of people with dementia were seen in A&E in their last year of life. This has also...

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