Attending Accident & Emergency


  • Be aware that being in unfamiliar surroundings is likely to increase the person with dementia’s sense of confusion and agitation, which could lead to aggressive behaviour.
  • If accompanied by a relative/friend who they know and trust, ensure the relative/friend stays with them throughout their treatment.
  • Follow general advice.
  • If possible find a quiet area to place them and speed up the process so they are seen as quickly as possible.
  • As they may not be able to tell you about their pain, consider pain relief as early as possible, if this is appropriate.