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Reducing Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations

Among people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, 25% experience a preventable hospitalization, and such preventable hospitalizations cost Medicare nearly $2.6 billion in 2013. Hospitalizations for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias also increase risk for delirium, falls, pressure ulcers, untreated pain, and functional decline — impacts that can hinder or delay recovery after aContinue reading “Reducing Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations”

Healthy People 2020 National Snapshots for Dementias including Alzheimer’s (DIA)

Healthy People 2020 added national public health measures concerning dementia for the first time.  Recently, a national snapshot was created to document the current state of achieving the national public health goals regarding awareness of a dementia diagnosis and preventable hospitalizations in persons with a dementia.  The figures can be found on the Health PeopleContinue reading “Healthy People 2020 National Snapshots for Dementias including Alzheimer’s (DIA)”