An Older Woman Who’s Suffering From Dementia Got Help From A Cop Who Walked Her Home!

When the 81-year old Roberta didn’t return from her usual daily stroll down her driveway in Charles County, Maryland home, naturally, her daughter became very worried.

The two of them were living together, and when her daughter realized her mother had been gone far too long, she called 911. Her daughter informed the cops that her mother is suffering from a dementia. Fortunately, only about 40 minutes later, a small team of officers found Roberta walking along a wooded path near her home.

And here’s the best! In order not to embarrass the sweet lady, they pretended to be out for a walk too. Officer Morrison was captured walking hand in hand with his new friend Roberta while he gently led her home.

The Charles Country Sheriff’s Office posted the photo and caption below.

At first, the old woman seemed a bit confused at the sudden appearance of police officers on the tree-lined trail, and she asked if the officers were out taking a walk too. They quietly replied ‘Yes,’ after all, it was a beautiful day. And then she seemed relieved and told them she had lost her way. ‘No problem,’ said Officer Morrison, who then gently took her hand and, along with the other officers walked her back to her house.

Along the way, the officers made small talk with the woman, to make her feel at ease. When asked what the key to a long, healthy life was, the woman replied, ‘Eat good and stay active.’

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