Functional or Clinical Status Decline

Case Study

Functional or Clinical Status Decline
John Alland
Any change in a person’s level of functioning can be a sign that dementia is getting worse and their care needs may be changing.

Changes may include:
  • Increased frequency of falls
  • Reduced activity/interaction
  • Inability to be out of bed
  • Reduced awareness of environment 
Assessing the person's changing function and communicating this to the family and care staff can ensure all members of the team work together to keep the person safe.

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Last updated 13 October 2015