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Hospitalization

  • Acute Hospitalization and Alzheimer's Disease: A Special Kind of Care
    This fact sheet for healthcare professionals working with Alzheimer's disease patients offers tips on communication, personal care techniques, handling difficult behaviors, and patient safety and comfort.
  • Considering Surgery?
    Here are some questions to ask and tips for choosing a surgeon or getting a second opinion. Also includes information about outpatient surgery, planning, paying for surgery, and what to bring with you.
  • Hospital Hints
    Get tips for a hospital stay, including what to bring and what to leave at home, what to expect during admission, patient rights, and different types of hospital staff. Also includes safety tips, questions to ask, and steps to take after you leave the hospital.
  • Hospitalization Happens: A Guide to Hospital Visits for Individuals with Memory Loss
    Prepare for a hospital stay with someone who has memory loss or dementia. Find tips for planning ahead for emergency and other hospital visits, what to do before you go, what to bring along, questions to ask, and more.