Case report: Disruptive vocalization due to gout in an elderly nursing home resident with dementia

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors report a case of an elderly nursing home resident with dementia and disruptive vocalization (DV) precipitated by undiagnosed pain from gouty arthritis, and the successful treatments carried out through multiple approaches. This case demonstrates the observed phenomenon of treatable illness as a precipitant of DV, and the importance of screening and treating for underlying pain-associated illness in the management of DV.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, DD; Raji, M; Twersky, J; Riggs, A

Published Date

  • August 15, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 66 - 70

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-7929

Citation Source

  • Scopus