“PROJECT LIFESAVER” CAN HELP LOCATE DEMENTIA PATIENTS

The Perry County Sheriff’s Department  is implementing a new program in 2016 that they’re hoping could save lives.
The initiative called “Project Lifesaver” is targeted toward individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss.
Those enrolled in the program will wear a transmitter bracelet that can be tracked by a receiver possessed by the sheriff’s department.
This way, if the person wonders off or becomes lost, authorities, including law enforcement who use the program in other counties and states, can track down the individual by the bracelet they’re wearing.

Becoming a part of the program is free to all eligible candidates.
They must present a medical diagnosis and no longer be driving a vehicle.

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