Neurosurgery for Cognitive Disorder
Online ISSN : 2436-0937
Actual condition of refusal of consultation in people with dementia and how to deal with it.
Toshio Ikota
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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.

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