Alzheimer’s patient wrongly jailed, wife says

 CBC News

A Winnipeg woman says she’s desperate to get her mentally ill husband out of jail after he was charged more than a month ago and held in custody in connection with an assault.

Rose McLeod said her 69-year-old husband, Joe, suffers from Alzheimer’s. She said he woke up on Sept. 2 and became aggressive with her after he didn’t recognize her.

He pushed her to the ground and she was cut, McLeod said, and she called police because she wasn’t sure what else to do.

She thought she could get some assistance from officers, but she didn’t expect them to arrest and cart Joe away.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/10/06/man-husband-alzheimers-remand-assault.html#ixzz11gSavAKv

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