Event Date: Nov 17, 2020

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The prevalence of missing persons living with dementia continues to increase and the outcomes of missing incidents can be devastating. It is suggested that 60% of persons living with dementia go missing at least once during the course of their condition, and at least 5% get lost repeatedly. Older adults including persons living with dementia also account for a growing proportion of search and rescue cases. In this webinar, we will share findings of a Canadian mixed methods study that explored the prevalence and antecedents of missing occurrences involving persons living with dementia. We will then describe a program of research focused on managing the risks of going missing among persons living with dementia using a variety of low and high-tech approaches.



  • Noelannah Neubauer, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo
  • Larissa Kowalski, Lead Researcher at the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Christine Daum, Research Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo