Tag: dementia

In the absence of a Silver Alert for BC, myself and a team of others developed a Citizen-led Silver Alert system

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Guidelines for posting about missing persons – media and many other organizations routinely botch news about missing people leading to bad or misleading informaiton.

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The concept of an Community Emergency Response team is an interesting one that could be used to search for people with dementia among other emergencies.

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The Current, CBC’s national show, did a broadcast on Dementia and I decided to write a letter outlining some of my own opinins.

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A list of resources to help prevent the wandering of people with dementia, and to assist SAR groups to search for them

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The silver alert is an example of an alert for a vulnerable missing person in an urban setting that can help find people with dementia who wander.

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Project Lifesaver Tracking Equipment

There are various technologies available to track missing subjects with dementia that allow trained searchers to locate them.

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Province of BC has a Dementia Action plan that makes no mention of prevention, education or response to subjects that wander, a life threatening situation.

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Many people don’t know that wilderness SAR teams are often called to search for subjects with dementia in BC, and it is one of the hardest parts of our job.

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My friend Richard Laing of Ridge Meadows SAR has written an analysis of missing subjects with dementia in the Metro Vancouver area. View the document here.

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