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Cleveland Clinic
May 13-15, 2019

Caring for Hospitalized Elderly with Dementia

May 14, 2019
1:30pm - 2:10pm
Room 21

As the world ages, the elderly with dementia will continue to increase, putting a tremendous strain on the healthcare system and infrastructure.  Most acute hospitals are not well prepared to look after this group of vulnerable patients exhibiting behavioral symptoms, and they often end up being restrained physically and or chemically to reduce falls and injuries. Restraint use has not shown to reduce falls, and, on the contrary, the prolonged immobility from restraint usage results in physical deconditioning, infections and long hospital stay. 

In this session, attendees will learn how Changi General Hospital in Singapore designed its dementia ward to house elderly patients with difficult to manage behavioral symptoms without restraints unless necessary. The model focuses on person-centered care and includes various non-pharmacological means to manage behavioral symptoms.


Si Ching
Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Changi General Hospital

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