Reasons for repeated emergency department visits among community-dwelling older adults with dementia in Ontario, Canada

March 2022
Journal: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lead Authors:  Aaron Jones, Laura C. Maclagan

All Authors: Aaron Jones PhD, Laura C. Maclagan MSc, Jennifer A. Watt MD, PhD, Michael J. Schull MSc, MD, Liisa Jaakkimainen MSc, MD, Sarah Swayze MSc, Jun Guan MSc, Susan E. Bronskill PhD


Community-dwelling older adults living with dementia visit the emergency department (ED) more frequently than other older adults, but research on the reasons for repeated visits is lacking. We examined the rate of repeated ED visits and reasons for visits in a cohort of individuals with dementia.