Description: What is chronic brain failure and why should I care? Dementia patients must have a terrible quality of life, right? Why would I even consider offering an invasive procedure for someone with dementia? Answers to these questions and more during this discussion of acute management of chronic brain failure.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of chronic brain failure (dementia), integrate that into their practice.
- Demonstrate an approach for the acute management of people with chronic brain failure.
- Formulate a plan to advocate for the care of people with dementia who may benefit from an emergent intervention or admission.
- Dementia is not a four-letter word; it is simply a different way of looking at the world.
- Function is king; dementia is only one aspect of someone’s functional status.
- Dementia is not a contraindication for surgery, cardiac catheterization, or any other medical therapy.