Interactive Case Study: Older Man with Memory Impairment

February 24, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


Physicians may be interested in an interactive case study available online in the February 9, 2012, New England Journal of Medicine. The module presents the case of an 89-year-old man with a six-month history of gradually worsening changes in cognition and personality. The changes included difficulty remembering recent events and expressing himself and unusual behaviors (e.g., eating a banana peel). He ultimately became unable to walk and to perform several activities of daily living (e.g., dressing, bathing, using the toilet) independently.

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