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Because persons experiencing elder abuse are often unable to seek help, friends, family, neighbors, or physicians may be in the best position to recognize and respond to an abusive situation.
Hospital Admissions for Malnutrition and Dehydration in Patients With Dementia
This study did not reveal any single or collection of variables that would predict risk for hospitalization for dehydration/malnutrition and clinicians need to place high priority on risk-lowering strategies and preventive education for patients, family, and caregivers.
Urinary Tract Infections.
Typical symptoms of UTI that clinicians should screen for include: urinary frequency, burning or pain upon urination, incontinence, and/or urinary urgency, increased temperature, suprapubic pain or tenderness, or costovertebral angle pain or soreness.