Senior With Alzheimer's Had To Climb Down A High Rise Building After Her Family Locked Her Up In A Flat On The Fourteenth Floor

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May 7, 2019 12:01 By Mambee

Alzheimer's is a cognitive disease that is often associated with old age and it is very common in senior citizens.

Most of the time, cognitive conditions tend to cause abuse, accidental or not, for its victims.

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A person living with Alzheimer's is often subjected to neglect from family members, even though it is not always intentional.

Treating Alzheimer's requires a lot of patience and commitment, but these are not attributes that everybody naturally has. Also, a lack of medical experience can be a factor that contributes to abuse.

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It is why what happened with the 80-year-old Alzheimer's victim after she was confined to her room by her family members is quite understandable.

Grandma's breakout

In China, a senior in her 80s, who suffers from Alzheimer's, was spotted climbing down a cloudbuster building.

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She lives on the fourteenth floor, yet she escaped through the window, and shockingly tried to descend the building with her bare hands. The family reportedly constrained her to the flat, and she probably didn't feel safe due to the memory loss caused by Alzheimer's.

She carried a red bag while trying to maneuver her way down using the metal handle on the exterior of a ventilation shaft.

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The grandma had climbed down 10 floors before someone on the fourth floor pulled her in through the window. It is uncertain if she sustained any injuries.

Nevertheless, firefighters also arrived at the location, and she was in safe hands again.

How to prevent elder abuse

Abuse is a problem that needs to be urgently tackled. It comes in different forms, such as sexual, financial, physical, and abandonment.

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Fortunately, some programs actively work against all kinds of abuse. Here are a few tips for the prevention of abuse:

1. File the degree of the abuse;

2. Study the causes of abuse;

3. Initiate prevention programs;

4. Assist local and state prevention programs;

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5. Enlighten people on the different preventive approaches they can adapt to.

Alzheimer's is an awful disease for the victim and the family to experience. Hopefully, the senior woman's family understands the gravity of what happened and take steps to prevent it from happening again.

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