Please remove firearms from home with dementia patients
It's happened again. In my state a 79 year-old husband and father who suffered with dementia shot and killed his wife and 55 year-old daughter inside their home.
Family, friends and neighbors grieve the tragic loss. They were a wonderful and loving family, according to all reports. Reports indicate that the man WILL be CHARGED WITH MURDER. Of course, depending on his cognitive ability, there is unlikely to be an actual prosecution.
I find this so heartbreaking. Please, be aware of the dangers and remove firearms from the home if your family members have dementia. It's not worth it and even though, they are loving people, their condition may render them unpredictable and aggressive. You must take action and not be afraid of hurting someone's feelings by removing their firearms. It's a matter of life and death.