The Experience of People with Dementia and their Caregivers During Acute Hospitalization

Genevieve Lemay
Background: Due to the growing number of individuals suffering from dementia, many will require acute hospital care as other indirectly related conditions appear throughout the course of the disorder. Significant concerns have been raised about the provision of quality care. Understanding their experiences is essential. Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with caregivers and people with dementia after acute hospitalization. Data was analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results: Twenty-nine participants experienced hospitalization and commented primarily on...
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