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,...

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