Cognitive & Behavioral Disorders

Resources for assessment and management of delirium, dementia, depression, and cognitive changes in older adults in the ED

14 cognitive & behavioural disorders
  • Toolkit

    Dementia Implementation Toolkit

    A dementia quality improvement implementation toolkit highlighting rationale, tools, protocols, and more.

  • Toolkit

    Delirium Management Implementation Toolkit

    An adaptable resource for implementing the best standards of care of older adults in the Emergency Department.

  • JGEM

    Preventing and Managing Delirium in Older Emergency Department Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Ula Hwang MD MPH, Aaron J Malsch RN MSN GCNS-BC, Kevin J Biese MD, Sharon K Inouye MD MPH

    This Supplement to Volume 1, Issue 4 of the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine provides a practical one-pager for download and a simple overview for preventing delirium in older ED patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • JGEM

    Emergency Department Care of an Agitated Older Adult

    Teresita M Hogan, MD, FACEP, Laura Celmins, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

    The Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, February 2020. Volume 1, Issue 2 is a brief topic review of the emergency department care of an agitated older patient.

  • On-Demand Webinar

    Dementia in the Geriatric Emergency Department

    Morgan Daven, Dr. Adam Perry, Dr. Chris Carpenter, Dr. Linda Schnitker, Dr. Michelle Moccia and Pamela Martin discuss quality care for older adults with dementia in the ED.

  • Blog

    Delirium Screening at UNC Hillsborough

    Julie Reitz, Katie Davenport, Christina Shenvi and Kevin Biese

    We had a strong conviction, starting with UNC Hillsborough President Jeff Strickler and shared by ED nurse and physician champions, that ED care could indeed be better for older adults because it is the right thing to do. Also, becoming an accredited Geriatric ED helped give UNC Hillsborough a unique identity in the health care market. 

  • Blog

    Nuances of Helping Older Patients with Moderate Dementia in the Emergency Department

    Michael L. Malone, MD

    The Geriatric Emergency Department Newsletter is the precursor to the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. In this issue, Dr. Micahel Malone explores the nuances in caring for older patients with moderate dementia in the Emergency Department.

  • Publication

    Impact of Cognitive Impairment Across Specialties: Summary of a Report from the U13 Conference Series

    Carpenter CR, McFarland F, Avidan M, Berger M, Inouye SK, Karlawish J, Lin FR, Marcantonio E, Morris JC, Reuben DB, Shah RC, Whitson HE, Asthana S, Verghese J

    Transdisciplinary perspectives exploring the ethics and pragmatic research around medical and surgical patients with possible cognitive impairment.

  • Publication

    30‐Day Emergency Department Revisit Rates among Older Adults with Documented Dementia

    Tyler Kent BS , Adriane Lesser MS, Juhi Israni MS, Ula Hwang MD, MPH, Christopher Carpenter MD, MS Kelly J. Ko PhD
  • Blog

    Depression in the Older Patient who Presents to the Emergency Department

    Michael L. Malone, MD and Adam Perry, MD, and Rebecca Weeks BSN, MSN

    The Geriatric Emergency Department Newsletter is the precursor to the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. This issue highlights the strategies to employ to improve the care of older adults presenting with depression in the Emergency Department.

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