• The risks of uncontrolled WANDERING and Patients BEHAVIOURS

    Patients with dementia causes deaths to other residents.

    Innumerable homicides are committed by the demented patients while they wander without control or supervision and that recurrently occur at Home and in Health institutions against other residents, and in all the countries.

    Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-alzheimers-patient-87-kills-roommate-at-facility/

    This incident would NEVER HAVE BEEN produced, with the proper training of the Caregiver and with the use of SAFEsleep Personal Safety Vests.

    Keeping an demented patient in bed, without risks or dangers for himself or other patients is not an easy task, but it can be achieved with the use of SAFEsleep Personal Safety Vests and the appropriate Caregiver TRAINING.

    Neurodegenerative diseases can cause dysfunction of the neural structures involved in judgment, executive function, emotional processing, sexual behavior, violence, and self-awareness.

    These deficits can result in behaviors that are antisocial and classified by society as criminal.

    Often these behaviors emerge in individuals with no history of antisocial activities and have been observed in patients with a variety of dementing illnesses, including Alzheimer disease (AD), behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia (svPPA), Huntington disease (HD), human immunodeficiency virus–related dementia, and alcohol-induced dementia.

    The crimes committed by people with dementia range from theft, traffic violations with or without the influence of alcohol, violence, and hypersexuality, to homicide.

    These behaviors, which are sometimes the first manifestation of a dementing condition, pose great personal, social, and legal burdens on the patients, their familiesnursing homes, and society.

  • Violent and criminal manifestations in dementia Patients

    Violent and criminal manifestations in dementia patients

    Although the older adults have been studied as victims of violence, geriatric patients can display violent behavior. The purpose of the present review was to explore the phenomenon of criminal violations and violent acts in people with dementia. The authors used PubMed to search the MEDLINE database and other sources for original research and review articles on criminal and violent manifestation in demented patients combining the terms “criminal manifestation,” “violence, aggressive behavior,” “homicide,” “suicide” and “homicide–suicide” together with “dementia”. Possible biomarkers of violence are considered. The present review highlights the risk factors for violence in patients suffering from dementia, and reviews the literature about criminal violations and homicidal/suicidal behavior in this patient group.

    (PDF) Violent and criminal manifestations in dementia patients.


    Potential for violence and crime in patients suffering from dementia

    Brain disease can contribute towards criminal behavior. Some dementia patients have profound behavioral and psychological symptoms that might cause legal vio- lation, and it might be possible that criminal manifes- tations in individuals with dementia becomes a distressing problem. Clinical interviews of 28 consecutive first-time offenders in a group of people aged over 65 years found a prevalence of dementia of 21%. There is a growing body of evidence that demented patients can show impaired moral judgments, decline in social interpersonal conduct, transgression in social norms and antisocial acts: these figures characterize a form of the so-called acquired sociopathy. Although showing minimal impairments on standard neuropsychological tests of intelligence and executive functions, the sub- jects show marked deficits in real-life tasks demanding judgment, awareness of socially appropriate conduct and the capacity to assess future consequences.

  • Can justice system handle the 'grey wave' ?

    Can justice system handle the 'grey wave' ?

    Campbell of Dementia Justice calls the death of Frank Moir and the arrest of Peter Lee a double tragedy.

    “One senior has lost their life, and another has become a killer.”

    In that and similar cases, the accused often end up in institutions ill-suited to care for them and their stories are seldom told, “yet these men are our husbands, fathers and friends.”

    That is changing, but there is no time to lose, says Mike Newell, a Regional Municipality of Durham Crown attorney involved with a program to divert and support elderly offenders, when possible.

    “ The demographic tidal wave is here ”

    Source: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/when-dementia-patients-commit-crimes-can-canadas-justice-s...

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