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The Inevitable Hospital Stay – How to Advocate for Your Loved One with Dementia (Streaming)


You might not think that your loved one living with dementia will need to go to the hospital. But unfortunately, most people living with dementia will require multiple stays as the disease progresses. Not because of dementia, but because of an increase in falls, hip fractures, pneumonia, other conditions, or injuries. Dementia is rarely the primary diagnosis in a hospital but offers special challenges that can significantly affect a person’s hospital stay and treatment outcome.

Learn with Teepa Snow why being prepared is key to advocating for your loved one when he or she no longer can.


  • why hospitals are the most dangerous place for people living with dementia, which problems may arise, and how you can positively impact the outcome of your loved one’s stay
  • how to ask the right questions and make the best choices when speaking to medical staff
  • which drugs are commonly prescribed in hospitals that can have severe side effects for your person living with dementia
  • which items to discuss with family members and how to work as a team throughout this journey
  • how to detect pain and find comforting solutions

Video Features:

  • Over two and a half hours of information, tips, and techniques (154 minutes)

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Chapter 1: Introduction, Data, and Statistics
Length: 11 minutes

Chapter 2: Example of Surgery
Length: 6 minutes

Chapter 3: Pain Medication
Length: 3 minutes

Chapter 4: Feeding Tubes
Length: 12 minutes

Chapter 5: Primary Diagnosis
Length: 10 minutes

Chapter 6: What Is Not Working
Length: 16 minutes

Chapter 7: Dementia and Brain Failure
Length: 37 minutes

Chapter 8: What Should Be Done
Length: 30 minutes

Chapter 9: Six Pieces of the Puzzle
Length: 11 minutes

Chapter 10: How to Screen for Pain
Length: 7 minutes

Chapter 11: Questions & Answers
Length: 11 minutes

Duration- 154 minutes

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