Tips for Hospitalization for People with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Memory Loss

A visit to the emergency room or an extended hospital stay for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or early memory loss will result in confusion, fear, fatigue and possibly agitation, aggression, or delusions – or all of the above! A recent post on DementiaToday’s website ( shared a nice brochure entitled, “Hospitalization Happens: AContinue reading “Tips for Hospitalization for People with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Memory Loss”

Taking Action to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia

Susan Gilster, PhD, authored, “Taking action while younger may stave off Alzheimer’s, dementia,” for the Cincinnati Enquirer. The article, recognizing November as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, explains that while Alzheimer’s disease and dementia were once thought to be simply diseases of the very old, evidence now suggests the dementia-disease process begins much earlier than symptomsContinue reading “Taking Action to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia”

Hospitalization Expensive and Likely to Result in Readmission for Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

A recent Annals of Internal Medicine study indicated that hospitalization for those with Alzheimer’s disease greatly increases their risk of adverse outcomes. This certainly validates our experience over the past 25 years. Hospitals, insurers and physicians should consider that those age 65 and older with dementia are hospitalized three times more than their peers –Continue reading “Hospitalization Expensive and Likely to Result in Readmission for Those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia”

Susan Gilster in the News…

Susan Gilster was recently featured in an article in the Cincinnati Business Courier as she announced the formation of The Gilster Group. The Gilster Group is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of dementia experts – physicians, pharmacists, nursing and others – to consult and guide health care leaders and professionals to improve the care andContinue reading “Susan Gilster in the News…”


Susan Gilster, PhD, RN, created the vision for The Gilster Group after a lengthy healthcare career as a practitioner and healthcare project development manager, nationally and internationally. A pioneer, Dr. Gilster was responsible for the development of the Alois Alzheimer Center, the first dedicated dementia facility in the United States. For over 25 years SusanContinue reading “Welcome!”