To be more precise, the gentleman’s wife – a 64-year-old woman named Terry Carl – had disappeared. Unfortunately, Carl suffers from the degenerative brain disease known as dementia. She and her husband had become separated, and with the night drawing in, her husband was desperate to find her.
Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most frequently diagnosed form of dementia, there are other types, too. Most sorts cause damage to the sufferer’s memory, but that’s not the only symptom. There are other side effects, including behavioral problems, delusions, and – as in Carl’s case – wandering.
To make matters worse, the sun was setting, and the search would be that much harder at night. White told the man that he hadn’t come across Carl during his walk, but he would watch out for her. He recounted the story to WXYZ on September 17, 2017.