THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SAFE RETURN PROGRAM
“When a person with dementia is reported missing search the immediate vicinity – 94 percent are found within 1.5 miles of where they disappeared.”
-source: ‘Alzheimer's Disease Guide for Law Enforcement.’
The Alzheimer’s Association, MedicAlert and local law enforcement work together to safely return those with Alzheimer’s or related dementia home.
An identification bracelet or necklace linked to personal information such as photo, medications, address is placed on the individual in case of a wandering or missing person event.
Police officers are trained to recognize the following situations in which those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia may find themselves in:
- Car Accidents or Erratic Driving
- False Reports
- Suicide and Homicide
- Indecent Exposure
The Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Program is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service with an enrollment fee.
source: alz.org, Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Guide for Law Enforcement
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