A case of Getting the Diagnosis Right in the Management of An Elderly Man with Challenging Behavior
Si Ching Lim*
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
- *Corresponding Author:
- Si Ching Lim
Department of Geriatric Medicine
Changi General Hospital, Singapore
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 23, 2016; Accepted Date: January 04, 2017; Published Date: January 06, 2017
Citation: Lim SC (2017) A case of Getting the Diagnosis Right in the Management of An Elderly Man with Challenging Behavior. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6:383. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000383
Copyright: © 2017 Lim SC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The confused elderly are often a challenge for the medical professionals to manage. The presence of delirium is often missed, dementia is often underdiagnosed and the confused elderly with agitation and aggression are often ignored or restrained either physically or chemically in an acute hospital setting. Careful work up for delirium, drug review and getting the diagnosis right is of paramount importance in the management of a confused elderly.