The following list is a great plan to put into place:
- Notify neighbors and friends to call if they see the person alone
- Have a list of phone numbers on hand of friends and family to call for help
- Keep a recent, close-up photo and medical information in an easily accessible, safe place to give police if the person goes missing
- Keep a list of places the person may wander, including past jobs, former homes, churches or frequented restaurants or coffee shops
- Make sure the person wears an emergency medical alert bracelet that contains information on their condition and family contact information
When realizing that a loved one has gone missing, you should begin your search efforts as soon as possible. Approximately 94 percent of people who wander are found less than 2 miles from where they disappeared, so it’s important to search immediately before the radius expands. Because individuals don’t usually stray too far, keeping members of your community informed of a loved one’s condition will be helpful. In the case that the individual suffering from dementia ends up in a place where no one is around that recognizes them, an emergency medical alert bracelet will be extremely beneficial. This allows anyone, anywhere to identify the person’s condition and immediately inform their emergency contact.
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