a. The confusion and distress associated with hospitalisation,
regardless of whether it is planned or unplanned, can exacerbate symptoms of dementia. Individuals with dementia, as well as families and carers, often report a change or decline in physical or cognitive health during or following a hospital visit. Hospital stays can also be
stressful for carers and families of people with dementia because it can significantly increase their caring responsibilities.
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