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.
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 families, nursing homes, and society.
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.