Dr. Manish Shah was featured in a special report by Emergency Medicine News in its November 2021 issue. The report outlines challenges faced by emergency care providers in adequately caring for older patients with dementia and dementia-related diseases like Alzheimer’s in emergency and acute care settings, as well as a disconnect with adequate follow-up care and care transitions interventions. Read the full article
Helping to address these challenges, Dr. Shah and Ula Hwang, MD, MPH, a professor of emergency medicine and vice chair for research in emergency medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, are leading the Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network 2.0-Advancing Dementia Care (GEAR 2.0), a collaboration between Yale, UW, the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. GEAR 2.0, awarded $7.5 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, aims to leverage expertise in emergency medicine, geriatrics, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to identify and address gaps in emergency care for people with dementia.
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