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A 58-year-old male asked about a 68-year-old male:

What would be the factors why a md will prevent a visitor from visiting a dementia patient?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Visitation : Visitation may depend on the wishes of the patient's guardian. If you are not on the visitation list, then you cannot visit. If, on the other hand the doctor noted that your previous visits somehow agitated him, you may have been removed from that list and placed on the other one. Your best bet would be to contact the doctor or the guardian to find out if your name was left off the visitation list due to oversight.
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
See below: If the safety of the patient and/or others are involved; if the visitors is inebriated (yes, that happens);if after each visit, the patient becomes agitated and upset; if the visitor is threatening to staff. Usually, it's a very drastic measure and is used as a last resort (for example, the visitor can come in with escort). At times, legal guardian or poa agent might ask to ban certain visitors.
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