Event Date: Feb 03, 2016

Related Resources l Recording

Whether it is a planned admission or an unexpected emergency visit, the unfamiliar noises and activities of a hospital can be especially upsetting for a person living with dementia. Preparation can improve a visit.

The purpose of this webinar to present a series of communication tools:  Be Ready for an Emergency Department Visit: A Toolkit.  Developed from our research, the tools are intended to make the transition to the ED, the time in the ED and transition back home less distressing. The tools were developed with the support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, and are available for download from their website.

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)

Related Documents:

Be Ready for an Emergency Department Visit, Alzheimer Society of Canada
Préparez-vous à une visite à l’urgence, Societe Alzheimer Canada



Kathleen Hunter PhD, RN NP GNC(C) NCA
Kathleen is a PhD prepared Nurse Practitioner with clinical specialization in gerontological nursing and continence nursing. She has over 30 years of experience in working with older adults in a variety of settings: community, long term care and hospital care. Currently she is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing, and practices with the Glenrose Hospital Specialized Geriatric Services in a continence clinic where many people living with dementia are included as clients. 

Belinda Parke RN, BSN, MSN, GNC(C), PhD
Belinda holds advanced nursing practice experience in gerontological nursing across the continuum of care. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. Her research focus is in the area of Elder Friendly Hospitals.  She has published numerous articles, and has a particular interest in health care systems and transitions, dementia, and geriatric syndromes in acute care.  She is currently involved in projects that focus on dementia care and the Emergency Department.