Monday, September 24, 2012

Dementia Patient Wanders, Found 124 Miles from Nursing Home

Sixty percent of Alzheimer's patients wander. This means if your dememtia patient is in anyway mobile they will probably wander away sooner or later. The odds favor it.

A 67 year old man described as living with "severe dementia" wandered, I should say walked away, from his nursing home and was found 124 miles away in his home town.

Why is this interesting?

The weather was wet, he was walking in his slippers, using a walker, and must have been invisible to everyone that saw him on his 124 mile trek.

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