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Alzheimer’s Alliance partners with Project Lifesaver International to assist Bowie County

BOWIE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area and Project Lifesaver have partnered with officials in Bowie County to aid those with cognitive deficits.

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Project Lifesaver is a program designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive deficits, to aid families and officials in case the individuals go missing. The Alzheimer’s Alliance said that the program provides clients with a wristband transmitter that will allow them to be easily located if they happen to go missing.

“Wandering is a common and potentially dangerous behavior among individuals with a dementia-related illness. Someone with a dementia-related illness who wanders can quickly become disoriented, unable to return to safety or not know how, or who, to call for help.”

Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area

They announced that the program is now available in Bowie County, and will help officials provide timely responses, save lives and reduce injury for those whose conditions make them vulnerable to wandering.

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“Alzheimer’s Alliance Texarkana Area’s Project Lifesaver program will be a valuable public safety tool for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  “Every family caregiver’s number one priority is keeping their loved one safe. Every second saved can result in a positive outcome.  We are pleased to help Alzheimer’s Alliance Texarkana Area undertake this valuable public safety program to protect individuals living with dementia.”

Alzheimer’s Alliance said that over 4,000 individuals have been rescued internationally due to Project Lifesaver.

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