At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

Missing person Donna Keane was found by neighbors.


Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

Donna Keane

Age: 70    Height: 5’5”  103 LBS  Brown Hair; Gray Eyes

Wearing: Black Fedora hat; black  SWEATSHIRT AND BLACK PANTS WITH FLOWER PATTERN

Last Seen: 8:30 A.M. TODAY; In the vicinity of STATE & COTA Streets; Known to walk to Montecito, Salinas Street and Cliff Drive  

Instructions: Call 911 if found

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Flicka Jun 11, 2019 09:45 AM
At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

LUVADUCK is right about keeping track of dementia patients is as hard as keeping track of a toddler. I have taken care of several people with dementia/Alzheimers in their homes and I worked at the Friendship Adult Day Care Center in Montecito.

Luvaduck Jun 11, 2019 07:12 AM
At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

From what I learned trying to keep tabs on an extremely active and inquisitive toddler, other than handcuffing the person to you, keeping track of them isn't possible. Dementia patients are a lot bigger and stronger and wilier. The answer might lie in implanted GPS units and tatoos or something equally invasive and currently science-fiction.

winter Jun 10, 2019 09:48 PM
At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

Hard stuff...I care for an Alz person..she would not do shoes, bracelet...rip it off. Pacing.. Don't judge the family.. Keep them at home..or they are on lock down.. That is about 10 thousand a month

racjax Jun 10, 2019 07:46 PM
At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

The SB Sheriff's office has a special program for persons with cognitive impairment called Project Lifesaver. A non-removable GPS bracelet or leg monitor can allow them to track the person up to 7 miles from a helicopter. https://www.sbsheriff.org/project-lifesaver/

hz Jun 10, 2019 04:27 PM
At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

peopel like to walk. People withAlzheimers like to walk...how about a GPS bracelet to help keep track of them...easi to find when tey go missing. Better than tying them into a wheel chair...

a-1560705324 Jun 10, 2019 06:07 PM
At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

Hate to say none of the GPS "bracelets", tags or shoe inserts work. My Dad has memory loss and after an exhaustive search it seems there is NOTHING on the market that is reliable unless you are within a close distance and have access to wireless. One day though.

a-1560705324 Jun 10, 2019 01:45 PM
At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

@PUGLUVR1912: When I was younger, I joined a a group called "K-9 Kapers." We would take our performing dogs to various elder care, "old folks' homes," etc in Santa Barbara and entertain the old folks. I have a clear memory of the one afternoon at Samarkand, when the door alarm kept being triggered, over and over, by a little old lady who was on the lam. That woman wanted out. That's all she knew. It was a full-time task for the staff to keep an eye on her and prevent her from heading off to gawd-knows-where. Let's just hope you and I and those we know and love never have our brains go awry to the point where we have no clue as to where we're running off to or why.

a-1560705324 Jun 10, 2019 06:09 PM
At-Risk Missing Female Adult: Memory-Challenged

Probably a hundred and one reasons they cannot "watch her more closely". Let's not judge. It's been over a month since the last time. That's pretty good.

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