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There Are 1.4 Million Dementia-Related Emergencies a Year

A University of Michigan study reveals that approximately 1.4 million dementia patients end up in emergency care annually. These patients represent nearly 7% of all emergency visits among people over 65. Compared to their peers without dementia, these patients have twice the rate of seeking emergency care after accidents or mental health crises. The study emphasizes the importance of better supporting dementia caregivers to prevent future emergency visits. Dementia patients can experience distressing behaviors, which might lead to treatment with potentially dangerous sedative medications. The study advocates for caregiver education, support programs, and safety upgrades in homes to reduce the need for emergency care.


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.