Kaiser Health News: Unlocked and Loaded: Families Confront Guns and Dementia

Number 28226
Subject Guns
Year 2018
Publication Date June 25, 2018
Summary In the U.S., where gun violence kills 96 people each day, there has been vigorous debate about how to stop the carnage, including ways to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring and owning firearms. But an unacknowledged and potentially far bigger problem is what to do about the vast cache of firearms in the homes of aging Americans with dementia. Our four-month investigation, produced in partnership with PBS Newshour, shed new light on an aspect of guns and public health that no one talks about, even though it may affect millions of Americans.
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Keywords Kaiser Health News, guns, violence, mental illness, dementia, PBS Newshour, America
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