Madeleine Fraley’s simple idea, to hand out a purple card alerting people to her husband Larry’s dementia and asking for their patience, is the basis for House Bill 2835, which would task DSHS with developing a similar card as part of the state’s Alzheimer’s plan required by 2014 legislation. Fraley, of Port Orchard, was showing the card Wednesday, Feb. 2 to a photographer from The News Tribune when her husband Larry came over to give her a hug, causing tears to well in her eyes. Fraley believes the card is a small but significant way to help maintain her husband’s dignity.
Madeleine Fraley’s simple idea, to hand out a purple card alerting people to her husband Larry’s dementia and asking for their patience, is the basis for House Bill 2835, which would task DSHS with developing a similar card as part of the state’s Alzheimer’s plan required by 2014 legislation. Fraley, of Port Orchard, was showing the card Wednesday, Feb. 2 to a photographer from The News Tribune when her husband Larry came over to give her a hug, causing tears to well in her eyes. Fraley believes the card is a small but significant way to help maintain her husband’s dignity. Dean J. Koepfler The News Tribune
Madeleine Fraley’s simple idea, to hand out a purple card alerting people to her husband Larry’s dementia and asking for their patience, is the basis for House Bill 2835, which would task DSHS with developing a similar card as part of the state’s Alzheimer’s plan required by 2014 legislation. Fraley, of Port Orchard, was showing the card Wednesday, Feb. 2 to a photographer from The News Tribune when her husband Larry came over to give her a hug, causing tears to well in her eyes. Fraley believes the card is a small but significant way to help maintain her husband’s dignity. Dean J. Koepfler The News Tribune

‘Purple card’ would help those with dementia

February 12, 2016 8:21 AM