2021 Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages 15-20
[Purpose] We examined the actual situation of refusal of consultation in dementia and how to deal with
[Subjects and methods] We clinically examined the pathophysiology and outcomes of 11 refusal cases experienced in the past 5 years.
[Results] At our hospital, about 1.8% of people with dementia refused to see doctor.
It was thought that a certain number of people with dementia would be refused consultation. Through consultation activities such as home visits, we succeeded in receiving medical examinations in 5 cases.
In 5 cases, we adopted home-visit medical care.
[Conclusion] Refusal to see a doctor is an important issue in dementia care, it is important to deal with it early.