My mom was hospitalized for a few days a couple of months ago. Our own doctors do not visit in the hospital any longer. Instead they are seen by a "hospitalist" that is responsible for coordinating care. While the hospitalist may be practical for most patients, they are not for those with dementia. They are no knowledgeable about a patient's condition and rely on being told other conditions and considerations. What is that patient were not accompanied by a caregiver or family member? Most with dementia would not be able to communicate all conditions that the hospital needs to be aware of.