Indiana’s ‘Silver Alert’ Helps Find Missing Adults

September 1, 2009 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Although the nation’s Amber Alert system is widely publicized and used when a child goes missing, Indiana’s new “Silver Alert” is helping to find wandering seniors who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other mental illnesses.

The new alert system was put into place on July 1st and has already been used five times to locate five individuals. “We needed something to alert the public when those with Alzheimer’s or other illnesses wander,” said Melissa Barile, the Alzheimer’s Association’s regional director in Fort Wayne.

For grown children of aging parents, a system like this helps give peace of mind that there is a structure in place to help locate and rescue missing persons with serious mental conditions and bring them back safe. If your state does not have a Silver Alert system, support legislation that would put one into place.

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