Peri-operative care for people with dementia: Challenges and solutions

Journal article


Mahoney, C (2018). Peri-operative care for people with dementia: Challenges and solutions. Nursing Times. 114 (11), pp. 53-56.
AuthorsMahoney, C
Abstract

An increasing incidence of dementia among the UK population means patients with cognitive impairment will be more likely to present for surgical procedures. The nature of dementia, with loss of memory, impaired understanding or perception of events and reduced communication skills, means that surgical procedures present greater challenges to this sector of the community. Greater understanding of those challenges will enable nurses and healthcare practitioners to provide better care to people with this debilitating disease. Aspects of the specific challenges in perioperative care are discussed, alongside some recommendations for future improvements in this area.

Keywordsdementia; Alzheimer's disease; perioperative; anaesthesia; surgery; elderly
Year2018
JournalNursing Times
Journal citation114 (11), pp. 53-56
PublisherEMAP
ISSN0954-7762
Publication dates
Print15 Nov 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Apr 2018
Accepted26 Mar 2018
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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