An inquest is underway into the death of a Winnipeg personal care home resident who was pushed by another man who was living at the facility.

Frank Alexander, 87, died of a brain injury in March 2011 after being pushed by Joe McLeod, a fellow Parkview Place resident who has Alzheimer disease.

McLeod was charged with manslaughter but was then declared unfit to stand trial.

The inquest is expected to run for three weeks and hear from about 20 witnesses, including McLeod's daughter.