t’s been several years, now, but I’ve never forgotten the story. A then 58-year-old Minnesota woman had been diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s. She was, in most aspects, still doing well. But one day she got in her car and drove west on the Interstate. No one will ever know why. She got stuck off a road in Wyoming, left her car and set out on foot. She didn’t get far. Searchers found her body not far from her vehicle. Since then, I’ve read many stories about people with Alzheimer’s wandering from home. Most are elderly, because age is a risk factor for AD. Some are found reasonably soon. Others are found too late.