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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Dementia and Alzheimers - Herbert Protocol

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Good afternoon,
We know that caring for people with Dementia or Alzheimer's can be challenging.
There's a risk they can at some point start to 'walk about'. This may only be into the garden or street for a short time, but some people can get lost and go missing. So planning ahead to keep them safe is really important.
We'd like to tell you about the Herbert Protocol - a free service that we provide.
The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in.
It contains a list of information to help the police if the person goes missing, including:
•medication required
•mobile numbers
•places previously located
•a recent photograph
You'll find the form at the bottom of this page.
Keeping a completed form saves the worry of trying to recall the information during the stressful time of someone going missing. It also saves time for the police, allowing the search to start sooner.
The initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia. He died whilst 'missing', trying to find his childhood home.
The form can be accessed using the link provided :-
https://www.cheshire.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/central/advice/herbert-protocol/cheshire/herbert-protocol-form.pdf
We're happy to assist anyone who needs a form printing out and can send this in the post if this makes this easier for you or those affected who do not have access to a computer or a printer.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email lizzie.jolley@cheshire.pnn.police.uk and I will happily assist you where I can or find the answers for anything else.
We understand that discussing this topic is not always the easiest, but have seen the benefits of having a profile in place for family members/neighbours to ensure that we know what we need to know, should they need us to help to find them.
More information can be accessed using the link below.
https://www.cheshire.police.uk/herbertprotocol
I'd like to thank you for your time today and hope that you are having a wonderful day.

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