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People with Dementia Who Become Lost: Preventing injuries and death.

Rowe, Meredeth A. PhD, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: July 2003 - Volume 103 - Issue 7 - p 32-39

People with dementia can become lost because of deficits in memory, abstract thinking, or judgment. Several studies provide hands-on information for nurses working with these patients and their caregivers.

Meredeth A. Rowe is an associate professor at the University of Florida, College of Nursing, Institute on Aging, Gainesville, FL.

The author wishes to thank Judith Glover, MSN, RN, and Ted Brewster for their invaluable assistance in compiling data for this project.

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© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.