Pre-admission functional decline in hospitalized persons with dementia: The influence of family caregiver factors

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Fecha de publicación: 21 September 2017


Autores: Marie Boltz, Kyung Hee Lee, Tracy Chippendale, Rebecca L.Trotta

Objective: Older adults with dementia are more likely than those who do not have dementia to be hospitalized. Admission functional (ADL) performance is a salient factor predicting functional performance in older adults at discharge. The days preceding hospitalization are often associated with functional loss related to the acute illness. An understanding of functional changes during this transition will inform interventions to prevent functional decline.


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