A new system can help people find their missing elderly relatives.
Elderly people with such diseases as dementia, Alzheimer's or other diseases associated with mental problems are very vulnerable.
The provincial police receive a huge number of complaints in connection with the loss of people, and people from this category make most of the list. Unfortunately, very often they leave and do not remember where they need to return, as they do not remember their name or the names of one of the relatives.
The Silver Alert will work like the Amber Alert about missing children. Alzheimer's Society in Winnipeg is actively involved in helping those people who have mental or memory problems and the families where they live.
Wendy Schettler, the general director of the Alzheimer's society, noted that it is very important to support relatives and families of people with Alzheimer's or dementia, as they should help them and understand at what period it is worth paying the maximum attention to the sick person. From time to time these people cease to be safe and can harm themselves or people surrounding them.
Due to statistics, there are more than 20000 people with mental problems living in Manitoba. Schettler offers people living with mentally ill relatives to start using MedicalAlert that is provided by their centre.
Under this program, all people who have such diseases as dementia, Alzheimer's or other diseases associated with mental problems will receive a bracelet with the help of which they can be found in case they are lost somewhere.