Feb 21

My loved one with dementia is preparing for surgery – what do I need to know?

By MD for Seniors

A hospitalization can be a traumatic event for an older adult living with dementia.

Living with dementia and other forms of memory loss can make transitions and sudden changes very difficult. A trip to the hospital can be confusing or disorienting, and a surgery or major procedure has the potential to be even more stressful.

As a family member or caregiver, you play a crucial role in making this process as comfortable and carefree as possible. By knowing some of the caveats and best practices associated with dementia and surgery, you can lower the risk of any issue that may arise:

Antiquated fears
As the Australian Government’s National Dementia Support Program outlined, although there have long …read more

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