'Remember' missing persons and dementia

Remember Missing Persons and Dementia promotional image

In 2014 the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre's focus was on raising awareness within the community of the links between dementia and missing persons. Each year the we build awareness messaging around one of the key groups in the community most at risk of going missing.

What can I do to help?

If you are a carer of person suffering from dementia who may be at risk of wandering and going missing, consider whether registration in a safe return program, an ID bracelet or other means of identification may be suited to your situation.

The NMPCC also encourages the carers of people with Dementia to consider ways to help those suffering from this illness. This year, the NMPCC has developed a range of merchandise specifically targeted at carers and dementia sufferers, with the theme of "Remembering".

More information

For more information on Dementia and Missing Persons, please view the following NMPCC fact sheets

  • Missing persons and dementia fact sheet
  • Missing persons and dementia: Safer Walking
  • Missing persons and dementia: Wandering

For more information on Alzheimer's and Dementia contact:

Alzheimer's Australia
or call the dementia helpline on: 1800 100 500

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