We thank Dufournet et al for a thorough review of factors involving nursing home placement for patients with cognitive difficulty.
1However, their conclusion gives the impression that the extent of cognitive impairment, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and behavioral disorders, has little to no impact on caregiver burden scale that merits further discussion.
- Dufournet M.
- Dauphinot V.
- Moutet C.
- et al.
Impact of cognitive, functional, behavioral disorders, and caregiver burden on the risk of nursing home placement.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019; 20: 1254-1262
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- Impact of cognitive, functional, behavioral disorders, and caregiver burden on the risk of nursing home placement.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019; 20: 1254-1262
Published online: March 11, 2020
Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.