November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia, and to their caregivers and families.
As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month this November, the Palm Springs Police Department, together with Project Lifesaver International and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, encourages families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease, to sign up for the Palm Springs Police Department’s Project Lifesaver program.
Project Lifesaver is a 501 (C) (3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides emergency responders and caregivers with the equipment and training required to protect and quickly locate individuals with cognitive conditions that cause them to wander. Through the use of state of the art radio frequency technology, innovative search and rescue techniques, and accredited first response training, Project Lifesaver member agencies have, to date, successfully located in excess of 3,400 special needs individuals during an episode of wandering; the average recovery time for these rescues is less than 30 minutes.
For more information, please visit www.projectlifesaver.org.
For more information about AFA, or to reach the National Toll Free Help Line call 866-232-8484, or visit www.alzfdn.org.
Families can learn more about signing up for the Palm Springs Police Department’s, Project Lifesaver program by calling 760-323-8149.