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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Rights

02/14/2006

Question:

Can a patient with Alzheimer's Disease who has no legal guardian leave an Assisted Living Facility on his own? Is making him stay against his will illegal? The doctor is going to prescribe sedatives to make him submissive, is this legal?

Answer:

A lawyer should be consulted.

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Response by:

Robert P Friedland, MD Robert P Friedland, MD
Formerly, Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University