Specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety. Has 20 years experience.
An 85-yr-old Cherokee woman living in a skilled nursing facility has lost weight since admission and won’t socialize or join in activities. She won’t participate in personal hygiene such as bathing or washing her hair. She has been talking to herself about “plant people” and you are concerned she may be demonstrating signs of delirium or dementia. Can you figure out what’s going on?