Alzheimer's patient dies from nursing home fight


Authorities say an 88-year-old Alzheimer's patient died after an altercation with another patient at a Fort Wayne nursing home.

The Allen County Coroner's Office said Thursday that Betty Riley died Dec. 13 from injuries she suffered more than a week earlier when she was possibly pushed and her head hit the floor.

The office says Riley suffered a blot clot to her brain from the fall. The Journal Gazette reports  the other patient involved also has dementia.

The coroner's office ruled Riley's death a homicide because it was caused by another person. Its findings have been forwarded to the county prosecutor's office for review.

Information from: The Journal Gazette

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