Seniors with guns, a lethal mix
September 20, 2023
Imagine a senior who is suffering from early memory impairment. He gets a urinary tract
infection and is a bit delirious, not answering his phone. His daughter comes by to check on
him. Because his infection is making him confused, he doesn’t recognize her. He thinks she is
an intruder, shooting her with the gun that he recently bought, feeling unsafe alone in his home.
Dr. Elizabeth Clarke,...