Alzheimer’s Dementia

Susan is 75 years old, young looking Caucasian female, with advanced stage Alzheimer’s Dementia.  She exhibits agitation, poor judgment, socially inappropriate behavior, and wandering.  Susan was admitted to the hospital after she stopped talking and would occasionally yell unprovoked.  For the last few months, Susan needs to be fed as she doesn’t remember how to feed herself, has been incontinent and needs undergarments.  When in the hallway, Susan keeps ambulating, purposeless, does not respond to any questions that is asked and does not keep eye contact.  Occasionally when Susan reaches the wall, she kept pacing on site and does not know how to turn around.  Staff has to turn her and she continues to walk in the unit.