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Here are some things you can do to help stop people with dementia going missing, and help find them if they do.
Family or friends of a vulnerable person, or the person themselves, can fill in a Herbert Protocol form in advance. It contains information to help the police if they go missing.
If you can find out why the person wants to go out, you might be able to meet their needs in other ways.
For example, they might be bored, or think they have to go out to work or to pick children up from school.
Alzheimer's Society advice on walking about
You could consider using:
If they have a mobile phone you can:
These technologies should be used to help someone stay safe while respecting their privacy.
Alzheimer's Society advice on how technology can help with dementia
Whether or not they have a mobile phone, they could carry some basic information in their wallet, like who to contact if they're lost and someone finds them.
Alzheimer's Society helpcards
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