Caring for Seniors With Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 26 August 2010

Posted on August 27, 2010. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Caring for Seniors With Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 26 August 2010

“In 2007-2008, one in five seniors (20%) receiving long-term home care had a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Nearly one in six (17%) of these clients with dementia were suffering from moderate to severe impairment in cognition and daily functioning yet still managed to remain at home.

The study also found that one in six (17%) seniors with dementia living in residential care facilities (such as nursing or long-term care homes) in 2008-2009 had relatively low levels of impairment or could still perform basic functions quite well on their own. The odds of a senior with low impairment being placed in residential care were seven times more likely if the senior had a tendency to wander. Marital status was also a factor in determining whether a senior with low impairment was newly admitted to a care facility rather than at home with home care.”

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