The Dementia Dilemma in Acute Care Conference

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Why Attend

Nursing people with Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative diseases can be challenging within a in busy unit. The potential for cognition and quality of life to be exacerbated by the need for surgery and illness is huge and the care that these people require is complex. This timely conference assists nurses working in busy units such as medical, surgical and acute care wards to meet these challenges. Topics include:

  • How does surgery affect cognitive function?
  • When is a person with altered cognition considered unfit to give consent?
  • The use of restraint - whose needs are being met?
  • Is it delirium, dementia or both?
  • Preventing falls in people with gait disturbances
  • When surgery is not an option - is there such a thing as 'semi palliative care'?

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