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Project Lifesaver Can Locate Missing People with Alzheimer's, Dementia

Post Date:08/09/2018 2:10 PM

The Wauwatosa Police Department and Health Department have joined Project Lifesaver, a search and rescue system to locate missing people with cognitive disabilities.

Project Lifesaver is an international program with 100% success rate in rescuing people who have a cognitive disorder, such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Down Syndrome who have a tendency to wander.

The program has a one-time charge of $350 for equipment and thereafter a $10 monthly fee. We provide a band with a radio frequency that can be worn on the wrist or ankle. If the caregiver reports their loved one as missing, emergency responders use the radio frequency to locate them.

The average time for rescue with this technology is, on average, 30 minutes.

When you enroll your loved one, you will be working with a trained member of the Wauwatosa Police Department. Ideally, you will be working with the same person throughout the program in order for you
and your loved one to build a strong and trusting relationship.

Contact the Police Department at (414) 471-8430 for more information or to apply.

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