6 in 10 Persons with Dementia Will Wander and Become Lost: How you can prepare for safe return
MedicAlert Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered to provide protection and a national emergency response service for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. The Safe Return program activates a community support network when a person with dementia is reported lost or is found in the community. The network, including local Alzheimer Association chapters and law enforcement agencies, work to help reunite the person who wandered with the caregiver or family.
Medicalert.org will provide the resources you need to help get your family member safely returned. If you are caring for a person with dementia, there is a 60% chance that your loved one will wander and become lost, please increase the odds that they are found and returned safely by using the service provided by Medicalert.org (or call 1-800-432-5878).