Margaret Owen (6565)

Admission Details for Patient: Margaret Owen (6565)

Name Mismatch: 6565 , 2459

Gender: Female Age: 68
Marital Status: Widowed Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Occupation: Housewife
Address: Carnarvon (admitted from Workhouse), Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: April 28, 1905
Date of Death: September 10, 1910
Cause of Death: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema/Exhaustion certif

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause: Old age

Medical Certificate:
Has delusions, believes men follow her and worry her, marked irritability and temper, excessive violence and temper. The Master reports (Mr. Parry) that she threatened him with a knife, Nurse Owen has on several occasion seen her in violent fits of temper haranguing her imaginary assailants. Dr. Thomas Roberts, Penymaes, Caernarfon.

Approximate duration of present attack: 112 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: Yes

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. Patient has been in the workhouse about a year and when brought in she was commencing to show symptoms and has since slowly become worse.

Current Diagnosis: Unspecified dementia (F03)

Case Notes

1905 May 3 - A woman of average height and build, well nourished and healthy. Left breast has been amputated.

Reddish grey hair, blue eyes, florid complexion.

She is quiet and well behaved, eating and sleeping well.

There is not much failure of memory and she can give a fairly accurate and intelligible account of herself but she has fixed delusions.

She is she says, tormented by the Workhouse Porter who has tried to kill her and calls her all the filthy things he can.

She hears him doing so here and she imagines he has followed her. He also incites others to abuse her.

(The dates of subsequent notes are obscured by the Death Certificate). - Quiet and inoffensive.

- A cross and irritable old woman. Useless.

- Gives no trouble and is clean and tidy. Sometimes cross and abusive.

- Semi demented.

- No change.

- Deluded and abusive.

(The notes end here - some time before death).


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