Older adults alzheimers alert system

Resource for Caregivers

We have all heard of “Amber” alerts.  They are messages regarding missing orabducted children and are intended to alert us in the event we have any information regarding the missing child’s whereabouts.  Perhaps we’ve received them as texts, emails, or voice mails.  Maybe we’ve seen them on billboards as we’re driving.  The intent is to use the public’s help to locate the missing child as quickly as possible.

The Alzheimer’s Association has a very similar program to identify individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.  The program is called MedicAlert + Safe Return.  It is a 24-hour, nationwide, emergency response service.  More information regarding this important service and how to access can be found here.

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