We have three videos that are a great starting point. They explain some of the risks associated with dementia, and how we can all help to make our communites as safe as possible.
The Finding Your Way PSA talks about the importance of having a safety plan in place for those at risk of going missing.
Watch this video for tips on how people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can live well in the community.
“A Walk with Dementia” shows the realities of the risk of going missing while living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. This video has precautions a caregiver can put in place to help prevent someone from getting lost.
If you are working closely with missing persons or seniors – or if you are a concerned member of the public – the following resources will help you to understand the behaviour of a person with dementia, how to help someone that might be lost or confused, and how we can all work together to build safe communities.
Outlines three steps on how people in the community can help someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia that may be missing.
This brochure gives guidelines on how to spot someone who could be missing or confused because of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. It also tells you what you can do to help.
If you or a person you are caring for has dementia, these resources will help to inform, educate and ensure that you and your caregiving team are prepared in case something happens. In this section we offer an ID Kit, an Incident Response Checklist, and a Post-Incident Checklist – tools that are important to have on hand in case a person with dementia goes missing. We also offer simple tipsheets for both people with dementia and individuals supporting a person with dementia – these documents are easy to read and summarize a few key points that are important to keep in mind.
The Resource Guide outlines tips from 11 topics to help people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias to live a safe, active, and engaged lifestyle, whether out in the community or at home.
This tip sheet provides an overview of how caregivers can keep people living with a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease safe by preventing incidents of going missing.
This checklist provides steps to follow if the person living with dementia goes missing, helping to ensure a safe return.
Filling out the I.D. Kit and having it handy will be useful for the police if the person you know living with Alzheimer’s disease of another form of dementia ever goes missing or becomes lost.