A School Teacher Who Wandered
|A 74 year old white female retired grade school teacher was brought in to you office by her daughter. The patient after being found wandering around her neighborhood in her bathrobe. The neighbor who found her said she was "incoherent".|
Upon questioning the family they state that they first noticed a problem with the patient's memory about 3 y ago, but they attributed it to her being depressed after her husband of 45 y died. The patient then moved in with her daughter because the family worried that the patient wasn't eating, was forgetting to pay her bills and was mismanaging her checkbook. They also noted she was misplacing things, forgetting her grandchildrens' names and she had to stop driving because she kept getting lost (even though she used to drive back and forth to her daughter's house weekly). Lately the pt just sits in front of the T.V. and is refusing to bathe.