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Who gave permission for psychiatrists to put demented people in psychiatric hospitals?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Hospitalization

Sometimes people with dementia need to be in the hospital -- especially when they have an acute change in their mental status.
Many medical conditions need to be ruled out, and treated as needed. Families often bring their elderly family members to er's, asking for help. This may best be provided on medical psychiatric units, where staff is skilled and comfortable working with such people.

In brief: Hospitalization

Sometimes people with dementia need to be in the hospital -- especially when they have an acute change in their mental status.
Many medical conditions need to be ruled out, and treated as needed. Families often bring their elderly family members to er's, asking for help. This may best be provided on medical psychiatric units, where staff is skilled and comfortable working with such people.
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