David Parry (6650)

Admission Details for Patient: David Parry (6650)

Gender: Male Age: 73
Marital Status: Married Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Slate quarryman
Address: LLanberis, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: October 26, 1905
Date of Death: May 26, 1906
Cause of Death: Senile Dementia/Apoplexy certified COD.

Disease: Senile Dementia
Supposed Cause: Fall on head and old age

Medical Certificate:
Patient talks freely but his talk is obviously nonsensical and unconnected. He says he came from his house today to attend a singing practice which he says he attends regularly, he says he goes to his work daily and says he saw me a few days ago in Carnarvon, where he has not really been for 12 months. His son, John D. Parry, says they have great trouble with him at times at home - he frequently attacks his wife and sons - he threatens to murder his wife and on a recent occasion he threatened her with a big stone - he thinks he is in the Quarry at his work. W. Lloyd Williams, Bryngwyddfan, Llanberis.

Approximate duration of present attack: 504 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: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: Poor

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Steady and industrious

Education: Poor

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. His present condition has come on gradually during the last 18 months, some years ago he had a fall and injured his head and this is all the relatives can say as regards a cause, he has never been intemperate.

Current Diagnosis: Unspecified organic mental disorder (F09)

Case Notes

1905 Nov 2 - An old man with florid complexion and grey hair and beard. Moderate condition. Very tremulous tongue, hands and unsteady gait. General health feeble. Mentally suffering from Senile Dementia. His memory for recent events is quite a blank. He has no idea of places and persons and is very restless and troublesome.

Habits rather dirty.

17 - Has been attacked with Dysentery and is in the Isolation Hospital.

Not a severe attack.

24 - Is improving as regards his Colitis but there is no mental change.

His sons have visited him.

1906 Jan 10 - Now back again in Sick Ward.

Becoming more feeble and demented.

Mar 8 - Has had several apoplectic fits but at present is a little better. Quite demented and helpless.

Friends want him home but he cannot do the journey in his present condition.

May 26 - Died suddenly today in a severe apoplectic fit.


Historical Records Search