TITLE

Coping With Daily Living: Housing, Finances, Transportation, Medical Care

AUTHOR(S)
Olness, Karen; Loue, Sana
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Care Management Journals;Winter2004, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p221
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Elderly adults with cognitive impairment may face considerable hurdles in navigating through the tasks of daily living. These difficulties may result from such factors as diminished organizational skills, reduced physical mobility, reduced financial resources, perceptual lapses, and reduced attention, among others. The individuals may find it particularly problematic to identify and maintain suitable housing, to manage finances, to manage their transportation and/or utilize public transit. Individuals are also vulnerable to various forms of abuse and neglect due to their impairment. We present various cases to illustrate such situations and suggest strategies to ameliorate these difficulties.
ACCESSION #
18390704

 

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