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Understanding Placement of the Demented Elderly

  • Howard Bergman
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 282)

Abstract

Mrs. K., an 85-year-old widow living alone with the help of her daughter, has been your patient for many years. In spite of mild cognitive deficits she has managed to live at home and accomplish her activities of daily living with some input from her daughter for shopping and banking. Her daughter, your patient as well, brought her mother in because Mrs. K. has developed more than occasional urinary incontinence and seems to have more difficulty taking care of herself. The daughter would like you to sign the papers for application to place Mrs. K. in a nursing home.

Keywords

Nursing Home Elderly Person Geriatric Assessment Acute Care Hospital Home Care Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Bergman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Geriatrics Sir Mortimer B. DavisJewish General HospitalMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Departments of Family Medicine and Medicine, McGill Centre for Studies in AgingMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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