New scheme to protect loved ones living with dementia

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    A national scheme designed to protect loved ones living with dementia is being launched in Greater Manchester.

    The initiative, known as the Herbert Protocol, comprises of a simple form which carers and family members fill in with useful information that could help police officers in the event of a vulnerable person going missing. 

    The form includes details such as places they like to frequent (including their old work place, a park or the local cemetery where a loved one has been buried), medication required, general routines and a description with a recent photo. 

    Once completed, the form is stored in a safe and easily accessible place, either in electronic format or a printed version. In the event that someone does go missing it can be located quickly, at any time of day or night to begin the initial searches. 

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