Characteristics associated with mobility limitation in long-term care residents with dementia

Sharon Wallace Williams, Christianna S. Williams, Sheryl Zimmerman, Philip D. Sloane, John S. Preisser, Malaz Boustani, Peter S. Reed

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Abstract

This article describes the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of, as well as characteristics associated with, mobility limitation in 343 residents with dementia in 45 assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Overall, 89% of residents had some degree of mobility limitation. Mobility limitation was associated with fewer behavioral symptoms, low fluid intake, professional assessment, and professional and informal treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-67
Number of pages6
JournalGerontologist
Volume45
Issue numberSPEC. ISS. 1
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Assisted living
  • Mobility
  • Nursing home
  • Residential care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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Williams, S. W., Williams, C. S., Zimmerman, S., Sloane, P. D., Preisser, J. S., Boustani, M., & Reed, P. S. (2005). Characteristics associated with mobility limitation in long-term care residents with dementia. Gerontologist, 45(SPEC. ISS. 1), 62-67.