Senior care programs provide much-needed help

Telegram & Gazette, May 5, 2013

In April 2010, David Dobson was at his wits' end.

His 72-year old wife, Sonia, had been diagnosed with dementia a year before. She wasn't sleeping, walking from room-to-room in their Auburn home all hours of the day and night, and occasionally wandering off. Mr. Dobson set alarms on all the doors — accompanied by a booming voice that shouts, 'The back door is open!' so he would know where to run.

Some nights, he knotted the tie of his bathrobe onto her, so he would feel a tug when she got out of bed. Other nights, she hurt herself by falling out of bed.

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