An emergency room can be frightening and agitating for anyone, let alone for individuals with dementia. They almost always become more confused when they are brought to a new location, especially one as chaotic as an emergency department.
Based on an interview with Sheldon Jacobson, M.D., chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and one of the founders of New York City's first emergency medicine and paramedic training programs.
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