As I sit here in my warm little home sipping a steaming hot cup of coffee, there is an elderly man lost. He has Alzheimer’s and has wandered from his home. All the local media outlets are airing his photo and asking the public to be on the lookout for him but the chances of him surviving are slim. My heart aches for his family and I pray that someone, somewhere, saw him and took him in. I pray he is safe and warm because this could so easily have been my Dad – before we got smart.
If you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, please contact your local law enforcement. Ask if they are enrolled with Project Lifesaver. And if they are, get your loved one registered with them. To learn more, click the link below. If the gentleman mentioned above had been registered, he would be safely back with his family. It could have saved his life.