self-neglect


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self-neglect

Psychology The relative lack of self-care, especially common in the elderly, who live alone and cannot provide for themselves and/or maintain physical and/or mental health
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(9,10 ) Primary care teams and a multidisciplinary approach are key in addressing elder abuse and self-neglect, since no single discipline has all the expertise.
"self-neglect" (i.e., neglect that occurs when an individual
In particular, foul-smelling ulcers with maggots may indicate either self-neglect or caregiver neglect.
Elder mistreatment is overlooked frequently but exists in many forms: physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse; neglect; and self-neglect. As many as 2.5 million older people are abused each year, and the number of cases will likely increase as this population grows.
Self-Neglect The elderly person threatens his or her own health or safety by refusal or failure to provide adequate food, water, clothing, shelter or personal hygiene, etc.
Nurses Kathy Peri, Lorraine Ritchie, Marian Bland, Kate Gellatly and Jan Hide took us through a wide variety of topics, from nursing those who self-neglect; to positive characteristics of the elderly; positive end-of-life care; long-term rehabilitation towards home; and expectations of ageing and care among the "baby boomer" generation.
Abuse of Older Adults: General Information, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Financial Abuse, Neglect and Self-Neglect, Reporting Abuse, Abuse as a Crime, Going to Court, Rights of Victims, Protective Orders, Restraining Orders, Peace Bonds, Wills, Future Care, Future Asset Management, Losing Decision-Making Power, Consumer Fraud, Abuse in Institutions
These are the cumulative events that lead to severely stressful bouts of depression and apprehension, not from menopause but from ordinary self-neglect.
Hull is described in the book by one former resident as "a sad story of unemployment, teenage pregnancy, heroin addiction, crime, violence, and rampant self-neglect".
Signs of alcoholism include the smell of alcohol on the patient's breath, signs of self-neglect of mouth, clinical signs of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, poor personal hygiene, and over-boisterous or facetious manners.
Recording a verdict of death by natural causes aggravated by self-neglect, Coroner Dr Joe Pimm of Reading, Berks, criticised the Benefits Agency.
Hoarding behavior in humans can involve pathological self-neglect and is associated with a variety of psychological conditions, particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder (OOD) (Damecour & Charron,1998; Frost, Krause, & Steketee,1996).