1. 102 | Hospital Stays & Delirium + What You Should Know & What You Can Do Breanna Wilson 32:33

In this original What the Dementia episode, we will discuss the important topic of hospital stays and dementia, with a specific focus on delirium. Delirium is an acute disturbance in attention, awareness, and cognition often seen in older individuals, especially those with dementia, during hospitalization. Learn how to identify delirium, its underlying causes, and valuable tip to ensure the best care of your partner in the hospital.

This episode will cover:

— What delirium is and its significance as a medical emergency.

— Recognizing signs of delirium in people with dementia.

— Risk factors for developing delirium during hospital stays.

— Strategies to prevent delirium and maintain routine in a hospital environment.

— Practical preparations for hospital stays.

— How to advocate for your partner with dementia in a hospital setting.

— The importance of medication reviews.

— Strategies that should be considered last resorts.


“This is Me” Alzheimer’s Society Document | ⁠https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/sites/default/files/migrate/downloads/this_is_me.pdf⁠


004 | The 3 D’s: Dementia, Delirium, Depression






Delirium Guidelines – Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust


Alzheimer’s Association — Hospitalization and Discharge Planning

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Bre'anna Wilson Certified Dementia Practitioner, Author, Podcaster

Bre'anna is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, the founder of Bambu Care LLC, the host of the What the Dementia podcast, and the author of "With Intent: A Practical Guide to Navigating Behaviors Along the Dementia Care Journey" and "Grow With Gratitude: 100-Day Gratitude and Self-Care Journal".

She has been in the field of dementia care for over 5 years now as of 2022. Her background is in occupational therapy, specifically in the home setting: home, independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Along her journey, she realized just how big the gaps were in dementia care and just how much our system was failing caregivers. Not just the family caregiver who received no real information, guidance, or education after their partner’s diagnosis, but also the professional caregiver who received very little training (if any) and was often completely at a loss for what to do — which ultimately impacted both the caregiver and the person living with dementia. Consequently, she decided to take a direct step into the dementia care realm so that she could help more people in a more meaningful and impactful way.