Case report: Disruptive vocalization due to gout in an elderly nursing home resident with dementia

David D. Liu, Mukaila Raji, Jack Twersky, Ann Riggs

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Abstract

The authors report a case of an elderly nursing home resident with dementia and disruptive vocalization (DV) precipitated by undiagnosed pain from gouty arthritis, and the successful treatments carried out through multiple approaches. This case demonstrates the observed phenomenon of treatable illness as a precipitant of DV, and the importance of screening and treating for underlying pain-associated illness in the management of DV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Long-Term Care
Volume8
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 15 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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