Q: My father has dementia, and he gets agitated and combative. He recently started pulling the air conditioner plug out of the wall while the appliance is on. This causes a circuit overload and has interrupted the power supply down the line of our co-op apartments more than five times. He gets violent when confronted, and our neighbors have now filed a formal complaint. How can we get the correct medical assistance and perhaps put him in a facility? Our friends are advising that we call 911 and have him taken to an emergency ward for evaluation. Is this our only option?
— Leslie, New York
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