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Missing 82-year-old Alzheimer's patient with his family

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama state trooper reunited a missing

82-year-old Alzheimer's patient with his family after he spotted

him at a truck stop in Falkville.

Trooper Robert Pettit spotted Joseph Ellis Havens early Thursday

and noticed he was wandering around the parking lot and not dressed

appropriately. Havens told the trooper he had stopped to get gas

and then realized his truck was missing.

Pettit, whose grandfather had Alzheimer's, spotted the signs of

the disease. He contacted his relative, located his car and took

him to a local hospital.

 

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