Event Date: Jun 23, 2011
We will present the strategies already in place and discuss how we can participate to ensure the safety and understanding for those affected by AD and our caregivers
, Commander, Ontario Provincial Police (Retd.); President, Board of Directors, Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts; Northern Regional Director, Board of Directors, Alzheimer Society of Ontario
Executive Director, Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River District
"Rising Tide" has alerted the community to the growing number of people in Canada who are, or will, suffer from some form of dementia in the next 25 years. Police will be making more contact with these persons because of the increasing numbers. Missing, or wandering, will be the most frequent contact. Police supported procedures in place now to deal with these incidents include the "Safely Home - Wandering Registry" and, in some locations, "Project Lifesaver". Ontario has just introduced a Provincial program called "Silver Advisory Program" which will be similar to an Amber Alert. Less frequent contacts will include those of an investigative nature. How will police recognize those victims, or accused, affected by dementia? We will present the strategies already in place and discuss how we can participate to ensure the safety and understanding for those affected by AD and our caregivers.