Getting lost in dementia: a longitudinal study of a behavioral symptom.

  title={Getting lost in dementia: a longitudinal study of a behavioral symptom.},
  author={Rupert H McShane and K Gedling and Janet Keene and Christopher G Fairburn and Robin Jacoby and Tony Hope},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={10 3},
The occurrence of episodes of getting lost was examined in 104 subjects with dementia who were assessed every 4 months over 5 years. All subjects were initially living at home with a caregiver who could give good information. Forty-three subjects needed to be brought back home at least once. Five subjects repeatedly got lost. Forty-six subjects were kept behind locked doors at some point. Subjects who got lost were more likely to become permanently resident in institutions (odds ratio = 7.3; 95… CONTINUE READING

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