Tag: dementia

Building the citizen’s Silver Alert

Last year I was part of the SAR group that managed the early stages of the search for a missing elderly man with Dementia in the Coquitlam area. This wasn’t the first such search I’ve done, and it won’t be the last,

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Guidelines for posting about missing persons

Late last year I wrote a series about dementia, and included an article on the silver alert. First a little background. I’ve been writing software for justice and public safety for the past few years and as part of that work have

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Community Emergency Response

A friend of mine who is a Captain at the City of Toronto Fire Services wrote a series of posts the other day on Facebook. These were in response to some of the issues he perceived during the Ice Storm

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Letter to CBC’s The Current

I’ve been a Search and Rescue volunteer with Coquitlam SAR near Vancouver, BC for the past fourteen years, and I listened with much interest to your broadcast on Monday December 9, 2013 on Dementia. I am currently a SAR Manager

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Dementia Prevention and Search Resources

Since writing my four part series on dementia, I’ve had people contact me with even more resources to assist caregivers and emergency responder with the task of preventing wandering, and responding to a missing person with dementia. Part 1: Searching

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Silver Alert

This is part four of my week-long series of posts on issues relating to dementia and SAR. In Part 1 I outline the basic issues pertaining to urban search and make the case for a specialized resource. In Part 2

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Tracking people with dementia when they wander

This is part three of my week-long series of posts on issues relating to dementia and SAR. In Part 1 I outline the basic issues pertaining to urban search and make the case for a specialized resource. In Part 2

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Provincial Dementia Action Plan for BC

This is part two of my week-long series of posts on issues relating to dementia and SAR. In Part 1 I outline the basic issues pertaining to urban search and make the case for a specialized resource. In Part 3 I

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Searching for Missing people with Dementia

This is part one of my week-long series of posts on issues relating to dementia and SAR. In Part 2 I address some of the government response to the growing instances of dementia in the population and how there does

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Analysis of Missing Dementia in an Urban Environment

My friend Richard Laing, a SAR Manager and GIS expert from Ridge Meadows SAR has written an analysis of missing subjects with dementia in the Metro Vancouver area. The report analyses the distance the subjects were found from the Point Last

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