A look at deaths occurring in persons with dementia lost in the community.

@article{Rowe2003ALA,
  title={A look at deaths occurring in persons with dementia lost in the community.},
  author={Meredeth Rowe and Vikki Bennett},
  journal={American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={343-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine cause of death in persons with dementia (PWDs) who have become lost in the community. The study was a retrospective review of 93 US newspaper articles describing PWDs being found dead in the community after leaving their caregiving situations unattended. Of these PWDs, 87 percent were found dead in natural, secluded, unpopulated areas, such as woods, fields, ditches, and bodies of water. They were generally found less than a mile from where they left… CONTINUE READING

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