Oct 27, 2009

Alzheimer's Wandering -- Mrs J No Longer Wandering the Streets Aimlessly

For those who were interested in and commented on my story about Mrs. J, the problem appears to be solved.

Rose Lamatt
Alzheimer's Reading Room

If you missed the previous stories they are listed below. Mrs. J is an elderly woman, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, who was out and wandering the streets of our town without supervision or assistance.

What if Mrs. J Wanders Away and Ends Up Dead?

Mrs. J Might Wander But Now Someone is Watching

Rose is Betwixt and Between over Mrs J--Mrs. J’s out wandering again

I learned this morning that Mrs. J. was removed from her home by the Department of Children and Families and moved to a care facility.

A court hearing will take place to decide where Mrs. J. will live in the future.
It has become very apparent that she cannot be left alone and must have reliable, constant supervision.--the Pastor.

This is good news for Mrs. J. and for me.

Now I won't have to worry about Mrs. J. getting lost in the woods or something worse happening to her. She will no longer be wandering around aimlessly and without supervision.

It took just about a month but the authorities came through on their word. I know it gives me hope that the System can work.
Rose Lamatt is an author and a citizen journalist. Rose first learned about Alzheimer's while caring for her dear friend Carol for 14 years. Rose is experienced in adult day care, assisted living, and Alzheimer's support. Her wealth of experience led her to write Just a Word--Friends Encounter Alzheimer's. Rose is a writer/contributer to the Alzheimer's Reading Room.
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