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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:00 PM

Elderly Tennessee couple escapes memory care unit by using Morse code training to crack door code

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/nation-world/us-restricting-travel-from-india-over-covid-starting-may-4/507-5df44fad-5ed2-4907-b3e9-87d6a0dd0f8a

When asked how they did it -- the husband said he had previously worked with Morse code in the military and was able to listen to the code as staff punched it in.

LEBANON, Tennessee An assisted living facility in Lebanon is being fined after a husband and wife were able to escape its memory care facility in March using military Morse code training.

According to the report filed with the Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities, the husband has been diagnosed with dementia and the wife has Alzheimer's disease. The two have been living at Elmcroft of Lebanon since July 2019 and both have been able to remain independent in all activities with daily assistance and safety checks from staff.

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SheltieLover Apr 30 OP
Ocelot II Apr 30 #1
Rhiannon12866 May 3 #6
CentralMass Apr 30 #2
enough Apr 30 #3
PortTack Apr 30 #5
AllaN01Bear Apr 30 #4


Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:07 AM

6. Thanks!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:37 PM

2. Tonight there's going to be a jailbreak...

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:51 PM

3. Dementia? Doesn't sound like it. Sounds like intelligence and sanity. NT

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Response to enough (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 06:01 PM

5. Thinking the same thing! What are they doing there when their minds function at that level?!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 05:04 PM

4. reminds me of the movie cocoon from the 1980s

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