Forensic medicine evaluation of Alzheimer patients: a series from Ankara, Turkey


Cavlak M. , AKÇAN R. , TÜMER A. R. , Odabasi A. B. , LALE A., YıLDıRıM M. S. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.45, no.5, pp.1047-1050, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1403-80
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1047-1050

Abstract

Background/aim: Pathophysiological changes due to Alzheimer disease and increasing age might result in situations requiring forensic evaluation in the elderly. Judicial bodies might need forensic evaluation of trauma and the decision-making capacity of Alzheimer patients. This study aimed to determine the demographic and clinical characteristics of Alzheimer patients seen for forensic evaluation.