Dementia May Lead to Avoidable Hospitalizations

US News reports “people with dementia are far more likely to be hospitalized than their peers who don’t have any impairment in their brain function, a new study finds.

What’s more, about two-thirds of the hospitalizations that occur in people with dementia are for potentially preventable illnesses, such as a urinary tract infection, the study shows.”

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http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2012/01/10/dementia-may-lead-to-avoidable-hospitalizations

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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