Skip to comments.As man's mind fades, heart comes to the rescue
Posted on 05/24/2014 1:40:04 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine, it's especially challenging.
Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here.
"It's special, because even though the mind doesn't remember everything, the heart remembers," Doris says.
It happened the day before Mother's Day, when Melvyn, who normally needs help just walking around the block, turned up missing. Police dispatch in Little Rock, Arkansas, put out the call.
They eventually found him two miles from his house.
Police say they get these calls every once in awhile, of an Alzheimer's patient out wandering aimlessly. But this one was different. When the officers approached Melvyn, they say it was clear: He was a man on a mission.
Sgt. Brian Grigsby and Officer Troy Dillard say even though Melvyn didn't know his address or where he'd come from, he absolutely knew where he was going.
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A sweet story.
Lovely story, thank you.
True LOVE, with a little help from some OUTSTANDING Officers.
went right to my heart. thanks for this post.
When it comes my time to slip over the edge I pray that my heart will be that pure.
Wonderful post... thanks for sharing!
As a hospice nurse, I see more than my fair share of Alzheimer’s patients. Usually, the oldest, most deeply felt emotion-based memories are the very last to go.
God’s endless love and overwhelming grace is often breathtaking to see.
It is moments like the one in this story that make it possible for me to do what I do...
I hope we all have a picture like that, somewhere in our hearts.
Alzheimer’s is a cruel, cruel disease. (Personal family experience with this. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone.)
How very sweet. God bless those police officers. Tears....
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