Dale Marsh Retired Expat In Panajachel Guatemala Becomes Senile - Retirement

Dale Marsh born in 1935 has lived in Panajachel, Guatemala for over 10 years on Lake Atitlan, he is slowly becoming senile and needs help.

"There are three signs of senility. The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems. The second sign is that he forgets to zip up. The third sign is that he forgets to zip down."
- Paul Erdos

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August 2011

This is Andy Graham, I am presently in the city of Panajachel, Guatemala located on Lake Atitlan. A few years ago I met Dale Marsh and he was quite capable of taking care of himself. The local Expat community here on Lake Atitlan has become greatly concerned about Dale's health, he is not communicating well with his friends.

What is good his friends on the lake have taken to helping him, this suddenly became a great concern when he lost his Debit Card. Without a Debit card he could not remove money from an ATM and was broke.

I loaned him 300 Quetzales until he received a new one, over a week or two I realized he was totally confused. Bonnie helped him, however James, Bill and me took upon ourselves to search for a solution.

I brought him to my Hotel and called his bank using Skype.com, and learned that his new card was sent, but he say he has not received it.

Problems:

He cannot remember the username and password to check his bank online.

He cannot remember his e-mail address or password where he receives the statements.

When the bank ask him security questions over the phone he answers them incorrectly and this causes the person to think we are cheating him.

Solution:

If Dale would have written trusted and written down:

1. Email address and password.

2. Account access to Bank

3 Social Security

4. Date of Birth

5. Mother's Maiden Name

6. Name of people, with telephone numbers, e-mail. who knows him.

7. Source of Income,

8. Passport

9. Drivers License, even if 10 years old and expired.

10. Address where Bank Statements are sent.

11. Location of Bank, State, Representative who set up account.

12. All bank account numbers.

Generally, this sounds invasive, but the alternative is worst --- If we had not step in and started bleeding this information out of him, he could very well become so senile he would be penniless.

Trust someone in your life and give them enough information to help you!

Thank you,
Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com in Panajachel

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