Finding Your Way® helps people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and communities to recognize the risk of going missing, be prepared for incidents of going missing, and ensure that people with dementia can live safely in the community.
60 percent of people with dementia-related memory problems become lost at some point. Below, we outline the ways Finding Your Way can help.
Important: If you know someone with dementia who has gone missing, please call 911 immediately.
Knowing the risks is important, but people living Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their families can still live well in the community. If you are living with dementia, or are caring for a person with dementia, Finding Your Way® has information and resources to help you be prepared for incidents of going missing.
We all have a responsibility to help people living with dementia to be safe in their community. However, first responders should be extra prepared to help. Visit our NEW First Responder Information Centre to learn about accessing dementia training, search programs available in Ontario, how to communicate and interact with people living with dementia and more.