Firearms And Dementia: How Do You Convince a Loved One to Give Up Their Guns?
Families of people with dementia will often take away the car keys to keep their family member safe. They might remove knobs from stove burners or lock up medicine.
But what’s less talked about is the risk of guns in the home for those with dementia.
That’s a growing problem, as the U.S. population gets older and the number of people with dementia soars. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, that number is expected to double in the next 20 years to about 14 million — the vast majority over the age of 65.