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Risk Factors for Demented Person Becoming Lost

Purpose:

To evaluate a demented person for the risk of becoming lost in the community.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

F00, F01, F02, F03

Description:

Rowe et al listed several characteristics of a demented person who becomes lost in the community. These can help caregivers and law enforcement personnel in locating the missing person. The authors are from University of Florida College of Nursing and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

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