Pneumonia and Influenza Flu Hospitalizations in Elderly People with Dementia

Limited access to specialized health care services can delay diagnosis and treatment of the flu, causing it to progress to pneumonia, the fifth leading cause of death among the elderly…It could be beneficial to refine guidelines for the immunization, testing, and treatment of flu in older patients with dementia when planning for the possibility of a flu pandemic. — Elena Naumova, PhD, professor of public health and community medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine

via Alzheimer’s Reading Room: Pneumonia and Influenza Flu Hospitalizations in Elderly People with Dementia.