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An unlikely reunion for
man with dementia, son

Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Kristina Goetz

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 12/24/2013 7:05:30 AM

When Candice Kochis-Dutton found him, he was staying in a former motel in Mesa where convicts live after they’re released from prison. His room, with its twin bed and lamp with no shade, was unfamiliar. He hadn’t showered or changed clothes in a week. And he was out of his blood-pressure medicine. He knew his name: Douglas Musick. Advanced dementia hadn’t yet robbed him of that. But he couldn’t remember how he got there or why. Stains covered the linoleum, and scuff marks nicked the walls. There was no phone. Neighbors banged on his door in the middle of the night.

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Get your hanky out.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/24/2013 7:37:46 AM     (No. 9666354)

what a precious story. thank you for finding this...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/24/2013 7:56:38 AM     (No. 9666374)

Awesome and Christmasy, but more importantly, a father and son reunited.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/24/2013 4:57:38 PM     (No. 9667003)

Great story, thanks for posting.

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