I recently got an email from my friend Maggy with the subject line: HELP!
This is what followed:
I came home today and found this little old lady sitting at my doorstep and no where to go. She was totally unaware she was in Maryland and didn’t know who she was at all. She didn’t know her name, age or where her family resided. She was very kind but clearly has a severe case of dementia. Please let me know if you can help. The police and ambulance arrived and didn’t know where to begin. I sat with her for about an hour to comfort her but didn’t get any information at all.
Maggy went on to share it on Facebook and Twitter and by the end of the evening through the power of social media the case was solved! Maggy says the lost elderly woman’s photo she posted got 18K shares & 7,291 Likes & comments in just a few hours. The family stated they were getting calls from all over from North Carolina South Carolina, Atlanta and Virginia from concerned family members who saw the post. Maggy says it was confirmed that the elderly lady known as Mrs. Dorsey has dementia and that she just moved to the Bowie area to live with family. Maggy was told she wandered off while her daughter stepped into a store. All are safe, sound and at home now.. thanks to all those who shared.