That's right. Alzheimer's Association statistics show that 60 percent of dementia patients wander. Six out of ten.
What do caregivers who experience this usually say? They say they intend to do something about it, like put extra locks on the doors, or take away the car keys. They say this after the fact.
The video below is instructive and important. Why?
First, take a look at the weather. They found Rose Marie Hauler in her pajamas, curled up in a ball next to a fence, lying in the snow! She could have died if they had not found her in time.
Second, take a good hard look at the face of the daughter, Deanna Zwiesele, as she describes her feelings and the horrific event.
"I blocked my ears when police came to my door because I was so afraid she was dead, but they said she's alive!"
Congratulations to tracking dog Zeke. Good boy. And, the Macomb County Sheriff's department (Michigan) for being prepared and on the job.
Could this be you someday? 6 out of 10.
Source: ABC Action News
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