Acute psychiatric hospitalization for patients with irreversible dementia

Peter V. Rabins, Marie C. Nicholson

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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 behavioral and mood symptoms were also cited as leading to admission. Nursing care needs were greater for patients who were agitated, delirious or suffered from Alzheimer'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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1991


  • Dementia
  • behavioral symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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