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Rogers Police program aimed at Alzheimer's patients, others

Posted: February 7, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.

The Rogers Police Department is launching a program to help people who may get lost and have trouble communicating with officers, according to a news release.

To participate

Contact Brian Culpepper at 479-986-3611 or bculpepper@rogersark.org.

The program is aimed at people with Alzheimer's and people who are nonverbal or otherwise have trouble communicating, according to the news release.

The program is voluntary, free and confidential. People participating in the program will provide information about such name, address, phone number, a recent photo and physical description. The information can help officers find and return missing people to safety.

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I've always had trouble communicating with officers. What's new?

Posted by: JailBird

February 7, 2013 at 4:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I've sometimes had trouble communicating with police officers myself. With any luck, neither of us will be presented with further opportunities to hone our skills.

Posted by: AlphaCat

February 7, 2013 at 5:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Money and Alpha...you jest.

But you likely don`t have a non-verbal wife with ALZ...one that slipped away from me on a very busy Saturday evening at the Pinnacle Mall. Security helped me find her 3 blocks away.

This program should be beneficial....no joke.

Posted by: birdseed

February 7, 2013 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

My mother had ALZ so we got her on a walking program where she walked three miles a day. Worked really well, six months and we haven't seen her.

Cat, I'm statring to like you in a homeless sort of way. You do have strange opinions at times, and you ramble also, but you haven't wondered away from home that I know of.

Posted by: JailBird

February 7, 2013 at 7:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "Money and Alpha...you jest."
True, but we weren't jesting about Alzheimer's. I will point out, however, that although my mother developed some symptoms of Alzheimer's a couple of years before she died, and my paternal grandfather developed a non-Alzheimer's form of dementia in the last couple of years of his life, I will joke about Alzheimer's and dementia among people who are amenable-- such as the rest of my family. Sometimes you laugh so you won't cry.

Any program that helps to protect Alzheimer's patients and their families is fine with me.

Posted by: AlphaCat

February 8, 2013 at 4:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I get lost all the time and I don't have ALZ.

Posted by: Hillary

February 8, 2013 at 4:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I looked for my glasses for an hour once before I realized I was wearing them.

Posted by: JailBird

February 8, 2013 at 8:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )