Catherine Jones (6550)

Admission Details for Patient: Catherine Jones (6550)

Name Mismatch: 6550 , 2521

Gender: Female Age: 50
Marital Status: Married Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Occupation: Housewife
Address: Bl. Ffestiniog, Merioneth

Date of Admission: April 4, 1905
Date of Death: April 12, 1905
Cause of Death: Dementia/Acute Pneumonia and Endocarditis certifie

Disease: Dementia
Supposed Cause: Mental shock

Medical Certificate:
Entire change of demeanour from being quiet and taciturn to restless, continued raving, rambling, talkativeness, with the insane frenzied stare; she asked me if her daughter, who was present in the room, was buried as some lad killed her; asked her children if they intended injuring her and appeared to be afraid of them as well as of any neighbour that called. Her expression is drawn and haggard, condition flabby and emaciated, she is restless and sleepless, has delusions that her husband and son are on the point of killing her, becomes excited and shrieks and shouts all over the place using most disgusting language, very suspicious of those around her. Dr. J. Robert Jones, Penrhyndeudraeth.

Approximate duration of present attack: 54 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: No

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Bad

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Respectable

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Feeble. The history in this case is an indefinite one, there being no very serious cause. The onset is said to date back some 2 months. She is the wife of a respectable stonemason and she has been well treated and cared for.

Current Diagnosis: Delirium (F05.0)

Case Notes

1905 Apr - Patient a woman of average height and build but poorly nourished and very feeble. No discernible organic disease. Dark hair and irides, pupils dilated and equal. She is very demented and unable to understand and answer any simple question.

She is confined to bed in a single room and is very dirty and troublesome.

She will probably fail rapidly in health and is unable to walk owing to the weakness of her legs, the cause of which is not yet apparent.

12 - Died today of Pneumonia, symptoms of which showed themselves about 3 days ago. The symptoms were not acute but indicative of a general congestion of both lungs and not localised.

Perhaps acute oedema would be a more appropriate term to employ.

For more than a day prior to death she was unconscious.

Died April 12 1905.


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