Coprophagia And Scatolia In Demented Elderly Residents - page 2

by TheCommuter 19,575 Views | 15 Comments Senior Moderator

Professionals who work with residents of nursing homes, memory care units, assisted living facilities, geriatric psychiatric centers, and other types of long term care settings experience a mixture of triumphs and stressors on a... Read More

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    I'm a CNA and witnessed both of these when I worked at the nursing home. I now work as a CNA in a non geriatric psych facility and still see these things but not often.
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    I have seen both behaviours, although, did not know the medical terms for them.
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    I've heard of people eating their own buggers ( wonder what the medical term is) but not poop...
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    Nasal Crustaceans!!

    So,... I'm guessing "Nasal Crustaphagia"

    (gonna go boil my mouth out now!)
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    'Nasal Crustaceans!!'

    It sounds crusty!
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    @ [COLOR=#003366]CherylRNBSN[/COLOR], quite frankly, a pathetic reason for putting your pet down. In animals, it can mean a nutritional deficiency (at least according to my vet). Also, never met that a dog that doesn't sometimes do it. ITA with the rest of your statement that it would be better to be medicated than eating or smearing feces.
    Last edit by EsthyLady on Oct 5, '13 : Reason: missing info