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.