De­men­tia pro­to­col launched

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS -

A NEW miss­ing per­son’s pro­to­col for peo­ple liv­ing with de­men­tia has been in­tro­duced across the Dyfed-Powys Po­lice area.

The Her­bert Pro­to­col is a na­tional scheme in­tro­duced by the po­lice in part­ner­ship with other agen­cies which en­cour­ages car­ers to com­pile use­ful in­for­ma­tion which could be used in the event of a vul­ner­a­ble per­son go­ing miss­ing.

The pro­to­col is named af­ter Ge­orge Her­bert, a Sec­ond World War veteran of the Nor­mandy landings, who lived with de­men­tia.

The pro­to­col asks car­ers, fam­ily mem­bers and friends to com­plete a form record­ing all vi­tal de­tails, such as med­i­ca­tion re­quired, mo­bile num­bers, places a loved one may have pre­vi­ously lo­cated and a pho­to­graph.

Dyfed-Powys Po­lice said the form should be kept in a safe place where it can eas­ily be lo­cated and shared.

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