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Zena Aldridge: Reducing risks to people with dementia who go missing

A scheme that helps track down people with dementia who go missing from care homes is being extended to those living in the community, says Admiral Nurse Zena Aldridge.
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A scheme that helps track down people with dementia who go missing from care homes is being extended to those living in the community, says Admiral Nurse Zena Aldridge

A scheme that helps find people with dementia who go missing from care homes, using personal dossiers and in some cases tracking devices, is being extended to those living in the community.

It was developed in 2011 by Norfolk Police to address the issue of vulnerable people going missing from care homes.

Called the Herbert Protocol, it is named after George Herbert, a second world war veteran with dementia who died after going missing when trying to walk back to his childhood home.

Its original aim was to help care homes work closely

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