The Herbert Protocol

If you are caring for someone with mental incapacity who might ‘wander off’ and become lost, you might need police services to help to find them.

In such cases it is important to be able to give as much information as possible about the person and about places they might seek out. If you are already stressed, being quizzed on this sort of thing at the time may be difficult for you and may not give the best result.

The Herbert Protocol ( named after George Herbert, a War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia) is the simple idea of encouraging carers and family who may find themselves in this situation to keep a written version of all relevant information, along with photos etc, to hand at all times.

For maximum benefit, use the full Protocol form.

You can find full details and download a copy of the form from the website

Or from

(where there are some guidance notes too).
It could save a loved ones life.