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Police Interactions Among Neuropathologically Confirmed Dementia Patients: Prevalence and Cause

Liljegren, Madeleine LU ; LANDQVIST WALDÖ, MARIA LU ; Rydbeck, Robert and Englund, Elisabet LU (2018) In Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
Abstract
Objective:

The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the prevalence and recurrence of police interaction (PI) with patients diagnosed with dementia. We also aimed to study the reason behind the PI, the time of occurrence of PI, and potential consequences of the PI.
Methods:

For this retrospective medical records’ review, we included 281 cases with a neuropathologic dementia diagnosis from the Department of Pathology, Region Skane/Lund University, between 1967 and 2013. The diagnoses were Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, vascular dementia, and mixed dementia. A prerequisite was that extensive clinical investigation and follow-up had been conducted at the Department of Geriatric... (More)
Objective:

The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the prevalence and recurrence of police interaction (PI) with patients diagnosed with dementia. We also aimed to study the reason behind the PI, the time of occurrence of PI, and potential consequences of the PI.
Methods:

For this retrospective medical records’ review, we included 281 cases with a neuropathologic dementia diagnosis from the Department of Pathology, Region Skane/Lund University, between 1967 and 2013. The diagnoses were Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, vascular dementia, and mixed dementia. A prerequisite was that extensive clinical investigation and follow-up had been conducted at the Department of Geriatric Psychiatry in Lund.
Results:

Of the 281 patients studied, 50 (18%) had a history of interacting with the police during the course of their disease. Frontotemporal dementia patients had a relatively higher prevalence of PI and more often due to criminal behavior. The recurrence of PIs differed among the groups; frontotemporal dementia patients exhibited a higher PI recurrence compared with the other groups.
Conclusions:

The patterns of PIs differ between the frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer disease patients. Knowledge about such differences may be of value for the police, the judiciary system, and the society in general. (Less)
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1546-4156
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10.1097/WAD.0000000000000267
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  abstract     = {Objective:<br/><br/>The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the prevalence and recurrence of police interaction (PI) with patients diagnosed with dementia. We also aimed to study the reason behind the PI, the time of occurrence of PI, and potential consequences of the PI.<br/>Methods:<br/><br/>For this retrospective medical records’ review, we included 281 cases with a neuropathologic dementia diagnosis from the Department of Pathology, Region Skane/Lund University, between 1967 and 2013. The diagnoses were Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, vascular dementia, and mixed dementia. A prerequisite was that extensive clinical investigation and follow-up had been conducted at the Department of Geriatric Psychiatry in Lund.<br/>Results:<br/><br/>Of the 281 patients studied, 50 (18%) had a history of interacting with the police during the course of their disease. Frontotemporal dementia patients had a relatively higher prevalence of PI and more often due to criminal behavior. The recurrence of PIs differed among the groups; frontotemporal dementia patients exhibited a higher PI recurrence compared with the other groups.<br/>Conclusions:<br/><br/>The patterns of PIs differ between the frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer disease patients. Knowledge about such differences may be of value for the police, the judiciary system, and the society in general.},
  author       = {Liljegren, Madeleine and LANDQVIST WALDÖ, MARIA and Rydbeck, Robert and Englund, Elisabet},
  issn         = {1546-4156},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders},
  title        = {Police Interactions Among Neuropathologically Confirmed Dementia Patients: Prevalence and Cause},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WAD.0000000000000267},
  year         = {2018},
}