Philip Comyn made his comments following the inquest of 78-year-old George Harrington, who was found dead at his home at 1A Imaal Court in the Glen on May 14, six months after he was last seen.
Mr Comyn said today: “I find it troubling that last week, I had a similar case to this.
“That was of a man who had cut himself off from his family to a certain extent and I think that is what happened here too.”
Mr Harrington’s daughter, Mary Cullinane, was the last person to see him, having collected him from the Mercy University Hospital on November 14.
She told the court she spoke to him by phone the following day in the last contact she had with him. She also said that Mr Harrington contacted his grown children whenever he wanted them.
They would text him but Ms Cullinane said it was not unusual for him not to respond.
She said she had told him in their last meeting to keep in better contact with them as they had not been aware that he had been in hospital until Ms Cullinane received a call to collect him.