San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
With decades of experience in caring for Alzheimer’s patients, The Alzheimer’s Caregiver is responding to one of the most serious issues facing caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: Having a missing Alzheimer’s patient. But Tom Elin, the CEO of The Alzheimer’s Caregiver, says taking certain steps can help you to find a missing loved one or even prevent the person from getting lost.
Elin advises caretakers to take preventive steps when a patient is first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He says they should tell neighbors to be on the lookout for the patient walking alone and at odd times. In addition, they should lock doors at night and consider installing an alarm system.
Despite precautions, people in the early and middle stages of dementia are still known to sometimes lose their sense of direction or wind up in unfamiliar surroundings. Elin explains, “With Spring here, there is a higher chance of a loved one wandering outside a bit more because of the milder temperatures.” He recommends the following steps for times when an Alzheimer’s patient is lost.
In addition to these steps, Elin recommends that caregivers consider signing the patient up for "Safe Return" program of the Alzheimer's Association. It assures that the person will be registered with local authorities as well as regional and national services.
About The Alzheimer Caregiver: The Alzheimer’s Caregiver provides academic, scientific, and clinical research about Alzheimer’s for institutional and at-home caregivers. It offers medical technology, training and materials which often allow users to keep patients at home longer than would be possible otherwise. To find out what The Alzheimer’s Caregiver can do for you or a loved one, visit http://www.TheAlzheimersCaregiver.com.