Nottinghamshire Police has adopted the Herbert Protocol – a system to help in the search for people living with Dementia related illnesses.
It involves filling in a form which can be found on the Nottinghamshire Police website, www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/missing.
Families and carers are encouraged to complete it as thoroughly as possible and include vital details such as places of interest or significance, daily routines, medications required and a recent photograph.
Once filled in, print it off and keep it somewhere which is easily accessible, safe and memorable and in the event that someone goes missing, the form can then easily be handed to the police. Give copies to family, friends and neighbours.
The police will only ask for the form if the person is reported missing.
The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.