I just saw a post on Face Book about an elderly man with Alzheimer's lost since Feb 22,2013. then I searched to see if I can get more details on this man.
What I discovered was horrifying there were many of the same stories of missing elders.
Please do not trust anyone suffering any type of dementia to drive or be left alone.
You may think they are OK......
driving as well as being alone, wandering off, getting lost on foot or by car, will be dangerous!!!!
I can not stress this enough.
Keep a photo of your loved one and an article of clothing with their scent, handy in any case of a potential "lost elder". If you think this may never happen it's better to be safe than sorry!!!!