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Pt put into SNF to get him back to walking after breaking kneecap. But now have learned needs LTC at SNF. Possible reasons? He has dementia.

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In brief: Usual suspects

Need to uncover cause of dementia, and would consider Alzheimer's, vitamin deficiency, thyroid problems, elevated homocysteine, medication reactions (such as statins), pernicious anemia, infections, etc.
Have a neurologist guide you through the process, and consider memory enhancing agent.

In brief: Usual suspects

Need to uncover cause of dementia, and would consider Alzheimer's, vitamin deficiency, thyroid problems, elevated homocysteine, medication reactions (such as statins), pernicious anemia, infections, etc.
Have a neurologist guide you through the process, and consider memory enhancing agent.
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