Family/carer input into patient histories to help determine presence of dementia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/593094
Title:
Family/carer input into patient histories to help determine presence of dementia
Authors:
Barber, Jean
Affiliation:
St. Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire
Issue Date:
30-Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/593094
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Many older patients are being admitted into acute general hospitals with confusion. It is well recognised that many older people suffer from dementia but have never been investigated or received a formal diagnosis At times it can be very challenging to determine if they are suffering from delirium, dementia or a delirium superimposed on top of a pre-existing dementia.. A careful history from a carer or family member can help to resolve this problem.
Keywords:
DEMENTIA; OLDER PEOPLE; FAMILY; HOSPITAL; CARER
Local subject classification:
DELIRIUM; PATIENT HISTORY
Series/Report no.:
SMH2016/001

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBarber, Jeanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T10:28:56Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T10:28:56Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04-30en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/593094en
dc.descriptionMany older patients are being admitted into acute general hospitals with confusion. It is well recognised that many older people suffer from dementia but have never been investigated or received a formal diagnosis At times it can be very challenging to determine if they are suffering from delirium, dementia or a delirium superimposed on top of a pre-existing dementia.. A careful history from a carer or family member can help to resolve this problem.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSMH2016/001en
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectFAMILYen
dc.subjectHOSPITALen
dc.subjectCARERen
dc.subject.otherDELIRIUMen
dc.subject.otherPATIENT HISTORYen
dc.titleFamily/carer input into patient histories to help determine presence of dementiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSt. Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaireen
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