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Using reminiscence with people with dementia in sub-acute and acute care

A Westphal, N Lautenschlager, D LoGiudice, D Calleja

The Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne | Published : 2017

Abstract

Dementia was made a National Health Priority in Australia in 2012 in recognition of the growing population diagnosed and living with the condition. In 2013, an estimated 322,000 people with dementia were living in Australia. This figure is projected to increase substantially to 400,000 by 2020 and 900,000 by 2050. Between 2009 and 2011, dementia was the third leading underlying cause of death in the country. Compared to those without dementia, those with dementia are more likely to be admitted to hospital, their length of stay is more likely to be longer, the costs associated with hospitalisation tend to be higher and they are more likely to experience negative health outcomes. A study cond..

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