It's important to be prepared, as an emergency can happen anywhere, at any time. These resources can help you plan in advance as a carer to someone living with dementia.
Most hospitals have additional supports in place to help people living with dementia. When you arrive at the hospital, notify the receptionist of any special needs you or the person living with dementia may have.
A downloadable emergency care plan you can complete to ensure a secondary carer can access important information about the person living with dementia.
A downloadable document to assist you in capturing important information about the person you care for, in preparation for a trip to hospital. Give the passport to hospital staff on arrival to assist the nurses and doctors in providing care.
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We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.