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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Good Samaritan Saves Wandering Alzheimer's Patient


By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Douglas Galdamez is the good Samaritan. He noticed an elderly man pacing the sidewalk when he was closing up shop at 10:15 PM. Probably tired from working all day, he still decided to investigate. He thought the elderly man looked lost.

Mr. Galdamez determined that the man was lost. He wanted to take him home but couldn't because the man could not tell him his address and didn't have any ID that showed his address. Noticing that the man was cold he gave him a change of cloths.

At this point, Galdamez started driving the elderly man around to see if he could spot his neighborhood or home. He couldn't, so Galdamez took him to the police station.

The man had been reported missing. It appears he was gone for more than 9 hours.

The police finally reunited the elderly man with his family.

Even though he suffers from Alzheimer's the elderly man frequently walks alone in the wet lands near his home.



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Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 1,300 articles with more than 9,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.

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