Elderly couple dementia Alzheimer's escape Tennessee assisted living facility ...

Elderly couple who both have dementia escaped from Tennessee assisted living facility by listening to staff using door keypads and using Morse code training from the military to crack the codes An elderly couple used their knowledge of Morse code to escape from an assisted living facility in Tennessee Husband and wife, who have dementia and Alzheimer's disease deciphered and memorized the code to an electronic door lock at the home in Lebanon  The pair went missing for about 30 minutes before a stranger found them about  two blocks from the facility Husband revealed he had 'previously worked with Morse code in the military' and used the experience to learn the code of an electronic keypad  State officials fined the Elmcroft home $2,000 as a result of the escape Facility has since changed all of its exit codes and has promised to check on residents more frequently

By James Gordon For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:39 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 23:39 BST, 2 May 2021

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A couple living in an assisted living facility in Tennessee managed to break out of the 'secure memory unit' by using skills picked up in the military.

The pair who broke free from the Elmcroft in Lebanon near Nashville, managed to decipher and memorize the code used to lock an electric door.

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The duo, who have dementia and Alzheimer's disease, were found wandering outside close to the facility about two blocks away for half an hour before a stranger picked them up and brought them back to the home.

An elderly couple used their knowledge of Morse code to escape from an assisted living facility in Tennessee

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