Archive for the 'Alzheimer’s disease' Category

USA – Indianopolis Cop who Tased Alzheimer’s patient won’t get job back (2014-05-13)

Posted on May 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Police officer who Tasered during 31 seconds a nursing home resident advanced-stage Alzheimer’s disease will not be getting his job back, two years after the event occurred. The officer claimed he utilized the Taser in an effort to minimize injury to Howard, and followed police policy that determines the use of a […]

USA – Texas Police Repeatedly Shot and Tasered a 67-Year-Old Alzheimer’s Patient – In Her Own Home (2013-09-26)

Posted on September 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : As her husband begged them to “put the gun away,” Texas police repeatedly shot and Tasered Dolores Seyfried, a demented 67-year-old woman, multiple times because she wouldn’t drop a letter opener, then told the husband they had “saved his ass,” he claims. The local Alzheimer’s Association protests and the episode “increased […]

USA – Peru, Indiana: Firing Proper for Use of Taser [on June 17, 2012] – on Addled Senior (2013-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : In this ongoing court case, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that the police officer who repeatedly Tasered 64-year-old James Howard. a naked nursing home patient with Alzheimer’s disease, was properly fired. The officer zapped Howard five times for a total of 31 seconds.]] Courthouse News Service, by Jeff D. […]

USA – Peru, Indiana cop who tased Alzheimer’s patient won’t get job back (2013-09-05)

Posted on September 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A Court of Appeals reverses a lower court judgment to re-instate an officer who last year Tased – for a duration of 31 seconds – 64-year-old James Howard, a nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s disease. The officer had claimed he utilized the Taser in an effort to minimize injury to Howard, […]

USA – West Lafayette, Indiana – Dementia training required for officers (2013-05-14)

Posted on May 14 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : The taser is not the appropriate instrument to deal with combative Alzheimer’s patients! Police are being trained to de-escalate such encounters, following a June 2012 episode, when a Police Officer used a stun gun three times on a 64-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease, for being combative. Now, according to a bill […]

USA – Montana: Taser death of 77-year-old veteran with Alzheimer’s prompts lawsuit (2013-04-15)

Posted on April 15 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Alzheimer’s patient tasered, falls and died … : , 77-year-old Korean War Veteran Stanley L. Downen, who suffered from severe Alzheimer’s, wandered away from a Montana veterans home. The police found him and tasered him. He struck his head, resulting in multiple abrasions to the forehead and hands as well as […]

USA – Indianapolis, Indiana: Taser incident spurs bill filing. Proposal requires officers to get training about Alzheimer’s (2013-01-09)

Posted on January 9 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A politician has introduced legislation requiring law enforcement officers to attend training on how to interact with people with Alzheimer’s disease, following the tasering last year of a 64-year-old nursing home resident with advance-stage Alzheimer’s. James Howard, 64, was Tasered five times at a Nursing Home. “As Alzheimer’s becomes more prevalent, instances […]

UK – Lincolnshire: “I just flipped my lid”: Frail pensioner tasered by cops after stabbing her Alzheimer’s husband 17 times (2012-05-21)

Posted on May 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Using the taser in a complex domestic conflict situation – Could/should the police have intervened differently? What would they have done if no tasers were available? AN elderly woman, Florence Thomson, 79, was tasered twice by frightened police officers after she had attacked Alzheimer’s sufferer Keith in his bedroom at their home. […]

UK – Lincolnshire Police taser Alzheimer’s patient (2012-05-17)

Posted on May 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT : Alzheimer’s sufferer, Peter Russel From Epworth, Lincolnshire UK, was shot with a Taser weapon several times because he refused to go into care. He ripped the barbed darts out and three officers restrained him until three more officers arrived. An Alzheimer’s Society spokesperson said “The Alzheimer’s Society is very alarmed at […]

UK – Lincolnshire Police taser a terrified Alzheimer’s sufferer – Retired farm worker, 58, shot ‘several times’ in his living room (2012-05-09)

Posted on May 9 2012 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Outrage as police repeatedly TASER terrified Alzheimer’s sufferer in front of his wife because he didn’t want to go into care – then tie him up in his living room. Police shot Peter Russell with several Taser stun rounds, before manhandling him to the living room floor. His arms and legs were […]