June 04, 2008

Safety of Alzheimer Disease patients in Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

Patients with Alzheimer have poor short term memory, but their long term memory is pretty functional. They are getting lost on streets, but they remember purpose of bus stop. They stay at the stop in front of the faciilty and wait for th bus. Someone from the staff goes to fake 'bus stop' starts conversation and invites patients back to SNF. Soon patients forget about their intention to escape.

 

 

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