Suicidal behavior and assisted suicide in dementia.

  title={Suicidal behavior and assisted suicide in dementia.},
  author={Brian Draper},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={27 10},
BACKGROUND Concerns about suicide risk in people with dementia have been increasing in recent years along with a discourse about rational suicide and assisted suicide. METHODS A systematic narrative literature review of suicidal behavior and assisted suicide in persons with dementia. RESULTS Most studies that have examined the spectrum of suicidal ideation, attempted suicide and suicide in dementia have methodological limitations but the overall suicide risk does not appear to be increased… CONTINUE READING