Silver Alert

A missing persons tracking system slowly being implemented in the US, which is modelled after the Amber Alert system for missing children. The Silver Alert system—named for seniors’ silver hair—is designed to provide early warning that an elderly person with dementia has gone missing (half of those not found within 24 hours suffer serious injury or death) and provide a means—a radio bracelet—of locating that person
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One newly implemented US public health policy the Silver Alert (SA) policy--called for development of public media notification programs for quickly locating missing adults.
The data for the first three years in which the North Carolina Silver Alert policy was fully implemented, 2008, 2009 and 2010, were obtained from the North Carolina Department of Crime Control & Public Safety (http://www.
Angela told the Daily Post yesterday: "In Greece when a person goes missing they have a Silver Alert so when there is a TV ad break an alarm sounds and they show a picture of the missing person.
The first family's commitment to the Alzheimer's cause has resulted in a Silver Alert program signed into law by the Governor earlier this year as well as the launch of an Alzheimer's State Plan Steering Committee," said James Wessler, President/CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter.
Advocate of the Year: Bernice Osborne, Dorchester, MA, a family caregiver who campaigned on behalf of the Silver Alert legislation that became law earlier this year
Other proposals include creation of a Silver Alert, modeled after the Amber Alert for missing children, that would be used in alerting Bay State communities in cases involving missing and endangered older adults (H 603); and establishment of grants for education programs to reduce the risk of falls by seniors (S 318).
Register Your Loved One's Information - With information registered in a secure database, such as the National Silver Alert Program, emergency responders are provided with critical information necessary in the event of a wandering incident or a medical emergency.
BOSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association announced that passage of legislation today by the State Senate to establish a Silver Alert program will help hundreds of thousands in Massachusetts.
The Silver Alert bill is a pro-active piece of legislation that will not only help our communities better protect some of its most vulnerable citizens, but do so in a more efficient and cost effective manner," said Senator Robert O'Leary, senate lead sponsor of the Silver Alert legislation.
New study questions effectiveness of national Silver Alert program
Now, the Alzheimer's Association is stepping up the campaign by rallying advocates for Alzheimer's Advocacy Action Day, Monday, February 2 at the State House to get backing for legislation to create regulations to assure consistent care in Alzheimer special care units in nursing homes, a Silver Alert to protect adults who wander, as well as an Alzheimer's State Plan Commission to produce a set of best practices for those who work with and care for persons with dementia.
The local police department issued a Silver Alert through Nixle to residents in the immediate vicinity.