How is a decision made about whether to have surgery if a person with dementia isn’t able to give informed consent themselves?
Jonathan Knight was only 20 when his late mum was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s.
Nabila Zulfiqar’s late mother had many appalling hospital and care home experiences.
We need hospital discharge to work better for people with dementia and their families. We explain what changes we want to see, what the challenges are, and what Alzheimer's Society is doing to help.
The hospital journey tracker makes it easier to support a relative or friend with dementia in hospital.
Visiting a person with dementia in hospital can make a big difference to how they feel and to the quality of their care. This information will help you plan ahead and understand what to expect from a visit during the pandemic and when visiting might be restricted.
There are different places a person with dementia may be discharged to after a stay in hospital. This will depend on their needs. There are also various options available if the person needs care and support after leaving hospital.
This report by Alzheimer’s Society shines a light on the inconsistent provision of high-quality, integrated care and support for people affected by dementia, from diagnosis to end of life.