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Peer-Reviewed Article

Older Firearm Owners and Advance Planning: Results of a National Survey

Betz, E. M., Miller, M., Matlock, D. D., et al.
Annals of Internal Medicine., 2020

A national survey describing the frequency of advance planning to transfer firearms to someone else by older firearm owners if they cannot handle them safely in the future, or pass away.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Safe Firearm Storage: A Call for Research Informed by Firearm Stakeholders

Beidas, R. S., Rivara, F., and Rowhani-Rahbar, A.
Pediatrics, 2020.

A call to action for needed research informed by firearm stakeholders to help clinicians make acceptable, adoptable recommendations of ways to safely store firearms and reduce risk of injury and mortality.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Firearms in Frail Hands: An ADL or A Public Health Crisis!

Patel, D., Syed, Q., Messinger-Rapport, B. J., et al.
American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias. , 2015.

Challenges, barriers, screening, and recommendations for firearm access and safety among older adults with neurocognitive disorders.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Firearms, Dementia, and the Clinician: Development of a Safety Counseling Protocol

Doucette, M. L., Dayton, H., Lapidus, G., et al.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society., 2020.

A firearm safety counseling protocol tool for dementia patients developed based on literature reviews from several databases.

Peer-Reviewed Article

“Safety in Dementia”: Development of an Online Caregiver Tool for Firearm, Driving, and Home Safety.

Polzer, E. R., Nearing, K., Knoepke, C. E., et al.
Journal of the American Geriatric Society., 2020.

The paper discusses a decision aid for caregivers of individual's with dementia on how to improve their safety in the home, while driving, and when they have firearm access.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Suicide Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Review

Serafini, G., Calcagno, P., Lester, D., et al.
Current Alzheimer Research., 2016.

A literature review of risk factors and protective factors for suicide and the association between suicide risk and Alzheimer's disease.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Violence In Older Adults: Scope, Impact, Challenges, And Strategies For Prevention

Rosen, T., Makaroun, L. K., Conwell, Y., et al.
Health Affairs., 2019.

Risk factors, challenges, and recommendations for prevention of various forms of violence self-directed or directed towards older adults.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Racial and ethnic estimates of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the United States (2015-2060) in adults aged ≥65 years.

Matthews, K. A., Xu, W., Gaglioti, A. H., et al.
Alzheimers and Dementia., 2019.

Estimates on the future burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in the United States.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Criminal Behavior in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

Liljegren, M., Naasan, G., Temlett, J., et al.
JAMA Neurology, 2015

This paper looks at patients with different subsets of patients with dementia and stratifies the risk of criminal behavior.

External Resource

Safe Firearms Storage

The National Crime Prevention Council and the Advertising Council’s public education campaign encourages firearm owners to store firearms safely.

Peer-Reviewed Article

“Is there a gun in the home?” Assessing the Risks of Gun Ownership in Older Adults

Pinholt, E.M., Mitchell, J.D., Butler, J.H., et al.
Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 2014

Given that the highest rate of gun ownership in America in in those who are 65 and older, this paper focuses on the importance of addressing safe gun ownership in the elderly population.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Firearms and Dementia: Clinical Considerations

Betz, M.E., McCourt, A.D., Vernick, J.S., et al.
Annals of Internal Medicine, 2018

Clinical considerations for physicians when counseling patients with dementia.

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