My Father Has Alzheimer's But Refuses To Leave His Gun Collection Alone. How Do We Handle This?
Originally asked by Community Member neisha
My Father Has Alzheimer’s But Refuses To Leave His Gun Collection Alone. How Do We Handle This?
My father has a gun collection. With alzheimer’s this is not safe but he gets very angry when we talk about putting them away. A big problem is years ago he obtained a concealed weapons carrier license. Due to this he wants to keep a gun with him at all times. None of the family feels safe with this and he is starting to exhibit more anger and irratability. We’ve bought a gun safe but he refuses to leave them in there. He hides them all over the house. Do you have any creative ways to handle this situation?
One correction on my last post. That should read:
If he is not still dismantling and cleaning and (of course) firing them, they can be professionally made inoperable without damaging the weapon(s) ie. remove the firing pins.
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Answered by: Dorian Martin