GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Last year the search for a missing Garland man with dementia gained widespread attention. Now the wife of the missing man is hoping to help others who are struggling with affected loved ones.
Ann Ticknor is speaking out to help others never face her pain. Her husband, 82-year-old Hal Ticknor drove away from their Garland home last fall.
Hal had dementia but usually did not drive to unfamiliar places on his own.
Police along with fellow church members searched for the missing man for seven weeks. In late November, they got the disturbing news that some hunters found his body in Seymour, Texas.
Ann says she never could have imagined this scenario. She says there are so many things people need to be aware about with this disease.