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Medsurg Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb;20(1):13-8; quiz 19.

The special needs of the hospitalized patient with dementia.

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Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL, USA.

Abstract

As the population ages, the number of patients with dementia will increase rapidly. Nurses caring for patients with dementia will need knowledge of interventions for communicating; managing agitation, nutrition, hygiene, and pain; providing spiritual care; and determining decision-making capacity.

PMID:
21446290
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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