Homicide and attempted homicide by patients suffering from dementia: two case reports

Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 1994 Mar;28(1):136-40. doi: 10.3109/00048679409075855.


Two elderly patients suffering from a dementing illness are described. The patients manifested homicidal behaviour in association with dementia. Possible risk factors for such behaviour are explored. Implications arising from the cases are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dementia / diagnostic imaging
  • Dementia / psychology*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Homicide / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Radiography
  • Risk Factors
  • Violence*