Combative Alzheimer’s Patient Not Liable for Injuries to Nurse

APRIL 19, 2004 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 42 Edmund Gernannt suffered from dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Confusion and agitation sometimes combined in Mr. Gernannt to make him combative. While most Alzheimer’s patients can be easily redirected and ultimately calmed, Mr. Gernannt’s aggressive tendencies got him committed to the county hospital in Bergen Pines, New Jersey.…