Elizabeth Roberts (6659)

Admission Details for Patient: Elizabeth Roberts (6659)

Gender: Female Age: 65
Marital Status: Married Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Farmer's wife
Address: Llanfrothen (admitted from Workhouse), Merioneth

Date of Admission: November 9, 1905
Date of Death: November 25, 1905
Cause of Death: Chronic Brain Disease/Erysipelas of Neck and Farce

Disease: Dementia
Supposed Cause: Worry (recurrent)

Medical Certificate:
She moves about in a purposely way, very restless, confused, memory gone, her speech senile, continually meddles with her clothes and tears them to pieces, very dirty in her habits. David Jones, Master of the Penrhyndeudraeth Workhouse, states that she is walking continually from one place to another, tears her clothes, passes her water on the floor and has forgotten almost everything. Dr. John R. Jones. Penrhyndeudraeth.

Approximate duration of present attack: 672 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: -

Destructive Habit: Yes

Disposition: Respectable and industrious

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. Patient, a farmer's wife, first showed symptoms 2 years ago soon after her husband lost a law suit he was engaged on and this and the loss of money is the cause, she has steadily become worse.

Current Diagnosis: Alzheimer's Disease (F00.0)

Case Notes

1905 Nov - A short strongly built old woman, as far as examin. will permit, in fair health.

Blue eyes, equal pupils. Quite demented. Unable to understand any question, to say where she is, or what her name is. Restless, unsettled and wanders all over the place. Dirty and untidy but takes food readily and does not give so much trouble as might be expected. (The dates of subsequent notes are obscured by the Death Certificate)

- No change

- This poor old woman died last night (Nov. 25) of Acute Erysipelatous Inflammation of the Neck which became very red, swollen and painful, and the mouth and face became at the same time affected, and the tongue swollen and protruding, swallowing being impossible.

Nothing could be done and she died last night. No source of infection apparent, there being at present no Erysipelas in the House.

Died Nov 25th 1905.


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