Cognitive profiles of elder adult protective services clients living in squalor.

@article{Aamodt2015CognitivePO,
  title={Cognitive profiles of elder adult protective services clients living in squalor.},
  author={Whitley W. Aamodt and Katherine A. Terracina and Jason E. Schillerstrom},
  journal={Journal of elder abuse & neglect},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          65-73
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to determine whether squalor-dwelling Adult Protective Services (APS) clients were more cognitively impaired than non-squalor-dwelling APS clients referred for decision-making capacity assessments. The authors performed a retrospective medical record review of neuropsychological and demographic data gathered during decisional capacity assessments. Squalor dwelling was defined by unsanitary living conditions that posed a danger to the occupant's health or safety… CONTINUE READING