Dementia patient found alive and well

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Sixty-eight-year-old James Joseph, of Tyrells, has been found alive five days after he was reported missing from his residence.
Serena Joseph, his sister, confirmed for OBSERVER media that the police found Joseph at Pensioners Beach at approximately 6 a.m. yesterday.
“He survived on bush, he is not dehydrated and I am very happy and he is well, he said he had a burst mouth and some blood on his mouth because he took a fall but apart from that, the ambulance took him to hospital and they said he is okay,” the relieved sister said.
And his niece, Yolande Joseph is thanking the public which she said was was instrumental in helping to find her uncle.
“A few people say they saw him walking down Gray’s Farm area, the police did a search over the weekend and didn’t find him and then a couple people said they saw him going down to Bruce area and then we went that way. A child, we showed a picture, said he saw him walking on the beach so they went looking [yesterday] morning again,” Joseph said.
The elderly man, originally from Dominica, but who has been residing at Tyrell’s for the past six months, was last seen at home on Wednesday, wearing grey shorts, a pink and white dress shirt, and white sneakers, with red and white socks. 
Family members had scouted several other communities, including Swetes, All Saints and Grays Farm.
The dementia patient is known for wandering away from home.

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