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Finding the Person – MedicAlert+SafeReturn

ID, Search & Rescue
6 out of 10 will wander
Many forget name/address

Alzheimer's Association MedicAlert + Safe Return Program
ID with health info
Personal info entered in database

When Person is Missing
Caregiver calls 800 # & MedicAlert sends person's photo to police or
Citizen or police find person & call 800 # on bracelet
Dispatcher calls caregiver, arranges for return home or medical attention

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Alzheimer's Association MedicAlert + Safe Return Program

Six out of ten people will wander, and often the person will not remember their name or home address or be able to communicate, so it's vital that they carry some form of identification. One program, the Alzheimer's Association's MedicAlert + Safe Return program, offers an ID bracelet (or pendant) that has an individual's engraved member number and an 800 number, as well as critical health information. When you notice the person is missing, you call the 800 number (MedicAlert) and they send the person's photo to the local police department. Or, a Good Samaritan or police officer may find the missing person, call the 800 number, and works with trained emergency responders to get the person back home safely or get medical attention, as needed.

The local Alzheimer's Association Chapter also provides support and help for you with post-incident follow up.

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