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Disaster Preparation: What if You Must Evacuate Your Elder?

Posted May 14 2009 4:31pm

Imagine this: Your mother has Alzheimer' s. She gets upset and worried when she must leave the house, as she doesn' t recognize her surroundings and fear sets in. She' s in a state of paranoia most of the time. The person on television is talking to her. The paper carrier is trying to break in. The UPS person is breaking down the door. Now, because of a flood, fire, hurricane or other disaster, you are told you must evacuate her. We, here on both sides of the Red River of the North which divides North Dakota and Minnesota, don' t have to imagine. We have just gone through it. And we may again, very soon, as the river reaches another crest.

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