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Missing woman found Saturday night

Updated Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 | 11:30 p.m.

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Phin Seung

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Metro Police announced Saturday night that, after asking the public’s help in finding a 66-year-old woman who was missing, the woman was reunited with her family.

Phin Seung had last been seen Friday at 4650 Koval Lane, between East Harmon and East Tropicana avenues, wearing a black sweater with a hood and brown pants, according to police. She was previously found wandering the MGM Grand.

Police said the diminutive Seung may have been experiencing emotional distress and asked anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to call the its Missing Persons Unit.

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  1. I'm glad she was found. Even more, I hope that whatever problems are present can be worked on and resolved.

    It is all too understandable why people would want to "get away" today.

  2. It sounds as if she has the early stages of Altheimers. Or maybe even full blown Altheimers. They also get emotionally distressed over little things but can't express what is bothering them because they don't know. Her family should take the necessary steps to keep this woman safe and that means have her evaluated. And watch her!!! She didn't go wandering off because she wanted to "get away" from it all. This story doesn't have too many facts.

  3. Sheila

    Something a lot of people also don't realize until the person in question is evaluated, medications can cause dementia and something as simple as a UTI can cause it.

    I do home care for seniors and one of my clients is in the early stages of Altheimers. She is such a sweet lady and is living alone in her home. She is doing quite well on that Exelon patch but yet, because she was very independent before she was diagnosed, she still tries to do things by herself, things no one should do if they are alone, ie standing on a chair to change lightbulbs! She has fallen quite a few times but because she is alone, no one can watch her 24/7. She has never gone wandering outside; at least not yet. But now, her daughters thought it best to put her in an assisted living facility, something I don't totally agree with, but I can see why they are doing it. Elderly people do 100% better if they stay in their own homes as long as they possibly can. My client and I talked about this and she really doesn't want to move but said her daughters never ask for her opinion, they just do what they want without asking her, which is a mistake. You always treat the elderly person with respect and make them part of any decisions that are being made. My client is not hurting financially so the family could have brought in help inside her home 24/7, costing much less than the facility will be costing.

    I'm old school. I did what I could to help my parents when they were alive. It was my duty to them for what they did for me all my life and more importantly, I loved them and I knew they wouldn't be here forever. Sometimes it was difficult as hell, like when Dad had to come and live with me after Mom died but I do not regret not one moment of that time. I say this because when I heard the family was putting my client in this facility, my first thought was "how selfish". I know enough about them that out of 4 daughters, ONE of them could have stepped up to the plate. But none did. It's almost like they don't want to be bothered. What they don't see yet is one day, probably sooner than later, they will regret that they did not spend quality time with their Mom while she still knew who they were.

    My prayers go out to you and all who take care of loved ones with Altheimers. It is not easy; it is a heartbreaking thing to see someone you love go thru this.