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When is a patient with dementia better off in a long term care facility?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Increased anxiety

Or other behavioral changes often mean that a person's environment is not supportive enough for their declining level of functioning.
A geriatrric psychiatrist or geriatrician can help with an assesment.

In brief: Increased anxiety

Or other behavioral changes often mean that a person's environment is not supportive enough for their declining level of functioning.
A geriatrric psychiatrist or geriatrician can help with an assesment.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

It's a difficult decision for a family.
With the progression of dementia, clients may forget to eat, to bathe and to take care of their basic needs. They might forget to turn off the gas stove, they might forget to take their meds. If finances let you, you might want to start with the caregiver option at home. At some point, there comes the time when the decision about placement should be made.

In brief: See below

It's a difficult decision for a family.
With the progression of dementia, clients may forget to eat, to bathe and to take care of their basic needs. They might forget to turn off the gas stove, they might forget to take their meds. If finances let you, you might want to start with the caregiver option at home. At some point, there comes the time when the decision about placement should be made.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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