Optimising care for patients with cognitive impairment and dementia following hip fracture

Gill, Nigel, Hammond, Simon P ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0473-3610, Cross, Jane ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7003-1916, Smith, Toby ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1673-2954, Lambert, Nigel and Fox, Chris ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9480-5704 (2017) Optimising care for patients with cognitive impairment and dementia following hip fracture. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 50 (Supplement 2). pp. 39-43. ISSN 1435-1269

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The global shift in demographics towards aging populations is leading to a commensurate increase in age-related disease and frailty. It is essential to optimise health services to meet current needs and prepare for anticipated future demands. This paper explores issues impacting on people living with cognitive impairment and/or dementia who experience a hip fracture and are cared for in acute settings. This is important given the high mortality and morbidity associated with this population. Given the current insufficiency of clear evidence on optimum rehabilitation of this patient group, this paper explored three key themes namely: recognition of cognitive impairment, response by way of training and education of staff to optimise care for this patient group and review of the importance of outcomes measures. Whilst there is currently insufficient evidence to draw conclusions about the optimal ways of caring for patients living with dementia following hip fracture, this paper concludes that future research should improve understanding of healthcare staff education to improve the outcomes for this important group of patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dementia,cognitive impairment,delirium,hip fracture,acute care,rehabilitation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Allied Health Professions
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 01:42
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 02:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62916
DOI: 10.1007/s00391-017-1224-4

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