Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
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- HM The Tower of London
Used to get that on the trains, where an elderly confused person was put onto a service unaccompanied to be met at the other end by relations. The idea was obviously to cross fingers and hope Granny arrived in one piece.Must be awful to be in a state where you don't know where you are. Ms Petes rescued an elderly gentleman last year who was acting strangely outside her office. It was clear he had some form of dementia and was wearing a special ID bracelet. Chatted to him until the Police arrived. He thought he was in his former home town of Blackburn (he was 50 miles away). Son arrived after being called by the Police. Son apparently could not have cared less. Just awful.
One elderly bloke threw a laminated A4 typed-up page in the rubbish. I nosily took a look and found it was a set of instructions for use in case he went astray, with his journey details and contact numbers for his next of kin.
The man had dementia and there was no chance of his getting off at the right stop.
I took this to the Guard, who went to see Granddad and then rang the next of kin. Stern words were spoken.
As I recall in that particular instance the destination platform staff were alerted and we got Granddad off at the right station but there were no relations there to meet him. Dunno what happened after that.