Woman with Dementia Found Unharmed

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(Jewell Gartin, 76)

(Jewell Gartin, 76)

(Jewell Gartin, 76)

WESTLAKE, Ohio — A 76-year-old woman who was reported missing Monday morning was found by Monday afternoon.

Jewell Gartin had apparently gone to a medical appointment and had lunch with a friend without telling her daughter.

When Gartin was unaccounted for, her daughter reported her missing.

16 comments

    • Judy

      THEY SHOULD HAVE PAID BETTER ATTENTION IF THEY KNEW WHAT TIME SHE LEFT THEY HAD TO HAVE SEEN HER GETTING READY TO GO OUT. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DISREGUARD OUR ELBERLY!!

  • psvlle

    why don’t they put ankle bracelets on people with dementia/alzheimers like people on house arrest have? than shouldnt they be able to track them with a gps

  • observer

    I,m glad she was found, if she was even lost. I’m guessing some of you aren’t aware of these peoples rights or you wouldn’t be sounding off so much. Same with the mentally ill. There’s only so much you can do. You will be informed right quick that they have their rights. It’s sad but true.

    • .

      Judy,

      Do you know any of the facts and circumstances behind this situation? That’s right, you don’t. I know nothing about you…how old you are, what kind of health you’re in…nothing. If you’re not “elberly” now, one day you will be. And when you ARE elderly, for your own sake, I hope you’ll always remain in perfect health, because if what you wrote is any indication of what kind of person you are, should something like this happen to you, I don’t think anyone would go looking for you.

      • Judy

        I HAVE A WONDERFUL SUPPORT SYSTEM MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, JUST SO YOU KNOW WE ALL KEEP TRACK OF EACH OTHER AND KNOW WHAT EACH OF US NEEDS OR HAS PLANNED, BECAUSE YOU SEE, WE TALK TO EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME! BUT THANKS FOR NOT BEING CONCERNED,THATS JUST THE KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE AND THAT IS SO SAD.

      • Judy

        First of all don”t you think people should know the facts of what their elderly parents are planning for the day before they call the police on them, nothing like embaressing the woman for just doing her thing!

  • D.

    My mom had dementia. It was heartbreaking to see her struggle for words and thoughts. When I first heard about this dear lady, I was so worried it wouldn’t turn out well. Thankfully, all is good!
    You can’t tie someone up. Just be aware of where they are. Don’t judge unless you are directly involved!

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