Visiting the emergency department can be a challenging experience for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers. Manish Shah, MD, MPH joined the Dementia Matters podcast, a product of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, to discuss the difficulties people with dementia face in the emergency department and offers tips for making the most out of a visit.
The episode also takes a look at Dr. Shah’s work on the Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network 2.0 – Advancing Dementia Care (GEAR 2.0 ADC), a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. All four institutions are home to an NIH-National Institute on Aging-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Along with Ula Hwang, MD, MPH, at Yale, Dr. Shah is serving as co-principal investigator.
The BerbeeWalsh Emergency Department is one of four sites awarded a total of $7.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research that could lead to improved care in emergency departments for people with dementia.
Listen: Emergency care for people with dementia
Read: 6 tips for emergency department visits for people with dementia
Guest: Manish Shah, MD, MPH, professor, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health