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Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2000 Mar;15(3):254-9.

The elderly, dementia, aggression and risk assessment.

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Broadmoor Hospital, Crowthorne, Berks, UK.


There are no clear comprehensive guidelines on risk assessment with the elderly. This paper reviews the literature relevant to the subject in conjunction with the case history of a patient with dementia who committed homicide whilst in residential care. Suggestions concerning factors to be taken into consideration during risk assessment are made.

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