Acute psychiatric hospitalization for patients with irreversible dementia

Peter V Rabins, M. C. Nicholson

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Abstract

The charts of 121 patients who suffered from an irreversible dementing illness and were admitted to an acute psychiatric unit were retrospectively reviewed. Agitated behavior was the most common reason for admission but a variety of other behavioural and mood symptoms were also cited as leading to admission. Nursing care needs were greater for patients who were agitated, delirious of suffered from Alzheimers's disease. Agitated patients were more likely to be discharged to a nursing home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

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Psychiatry
Dementia
Hospitalization
Behavioral Symptoms
Nursing Care
Nursing Homes
Alzheimer Disease

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Acute psychiatric hospitalization for patients with irreversible dementia. / Rabins, Peter V; Nicholson, M. C.

In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1991, p. 209-211.

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