The petition states:
William Ayres is diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Without the assistance of others he is unable personally to provide for his daily needs as a result of the increasingly debilitating effects of the dementia, especially in the exposure to risk of self injury from falling and in failing to manage his medication regimen accurately. Failing memory also prevents him from managing his other health care needs without the assistance of others.
A total of six court investigators have been authorized to access Ayres' health information. For the record, Barbara Ayres did not attend her father's criminal trial in the summer of 2009.
Update: 3/16/ 12: 1:25 pm.
Interesting information found at this entry:
|03/07/2012||DECLARATION OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPOSED CONSERVATEE FILED BY WILLIAM AYRES|
According to his lawyer Jonathan McDougall's statement, "Mr" (sic) Ayres is being given:
1) Citalopram for depression and anxiety
2) Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism
3) Memantine for cognitive deficits
4) Omega-3 fatty acid for cardio and cerebrovascular protectionprotection (sic)
5) Methocarbamol for chronic pain.
McDougall describes "Mr." Ayres' demeanor at two meetings at his law office on April 2, 2011 and at a visitor's room at Napa State hospital on March 1, 2012 as "pleasant and cooperative." He states that Ayres "expressed concern over placing a burden on his daughter. He felt that she possessed the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job but did not want to burden her with responsibilities. "
MacDougall then states:
"Mr." Ayres expressed serious concerns about leaving Napa State Hospital for either a residential home or his home with his wife. He understood that the conservator would have with court approval the power to decide his residence."
Huh? If he doesn't want to go home to his wife or a residential home, then where does he want to go?
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