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    Wink Look for a nice Policeman

    Sometimes its nice that this awful condition can create moments of joy and laughter

    Mark telephoned me the other day. He was in Central London, surrounded by Tourists and people busily going about their business in such a rush like there is no tomorrow. He was distressed, said he was lost and his Carer had abandoned him. Then I had a call from his Day Care centre to break the news to me that they had lost him! I told them not to worry I had dealt with the problem and we would be hearing something shortly.

    I had said to Mark "now don't panic just see if you can find a rather good looking young Policeman. You know you like a uniform! Go and tell him you are lost and your Carer has disappeared and you need to go to Police Station"

    An hour later the Day Care Centre get a call to collect him from Police Station. He then comes bounding home full of all his news. He has had the best field trip of any of the Day Centre clients that day. He found lovely and rather cute Policeman called Andy and he saw lots of others at Charing Cross Police Station and they chatted about all sorts of things.

    I knew he would come up trumps!!! Bless him
    Regards Robert

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    That's wonderful Robert. Thank god he called you. Now - what are you going to say to the people who "lost" him? I know it doesn't necessarily mean that they were negligent (I mislaid a child in a store once) but I would think you'd want some reassurance on that point.

    And thanks goodness that in this instance the police really behaved as they should.
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    At least he was able to phone - there are many that would not be able to do that.

    Glad he enjoyed himself.

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    Thank God for a happy ending.

    Yes, you really should have a little chat with the carer to figure out how Mark got separated from his carer so this could be (possibly) avoided in the future. At least they had the grace and sense to phone you right away.
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    Thanks for your support

    They told me he RAN away!! If you ever saw Mark you would realise that Mark can't run anywhere, not even a fast canter or trot!! I never knew it was possible to be so slow

    Anyway I have taken your advice and spoken to Day Care Centre and said he should have a one to one carer and I can even supply one if this is a problem. So we'll see. But he does like to visit the cute Policeman from time to time
    Regards Robert

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    That begs the question: why the hell didn't they run after him?
    Jennifer

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    Abraham J. Heschel

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    As! I know it has a serious side but it's still lovely. X
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    I'm glad he was found safe and sound I will try to remember that tip and look for a policeman
    we found a sweet one on out london outing
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    oh sweet

    I showed Mark the Photo of Policeman and he agrees that he is just so sweet! I can understand how it was difficult to keep your cool!! He is just gorgeous
    Regards Robert

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    Robert I have received the new Dementia magazine and there you are, a lovely picture with Mark I hope your dispute with Bexley BC is sorted soon. Love and hugs Pauline xxx

    Pauline

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    just see if you can find a rather good looking young Policeman. You know you like a uniform!"

    could apply to a lot of us!!! glad it ended happily.

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    Good pics Robert, but why do people have to be posed with a cup/mug in there hand?
    Good luck,
    John.

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    Which Dementia magazine is this, as I would like to access it online if I can.
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    Izzy
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    'The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.'
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    Yes that's it, we get the magazine sent to us every month.
    Robert and Mark's article is on page 5.

    Pauline

 

 

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