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Dementia Increases Odds of Complications During a Hospital Stay.

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Dementia Increases Odds of Complications During a Hospital Stay.
During a hospital admission, older patients with dementia have a 2.5 times greater risk for experiencing preventable complications such as urinary tract infections, pressure areas, pneumonia, and delirium. According to experts, these complications can result in an eight-fold increase in the amount of time the dementia patient remains under inpatient care.
BMC Health Services Research, March 2015

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