In a new partnership, Alzheimer’s Australia Queensland and the Queensland Police Service are rolling out a statewide program to help prevent people living with dementia from going missing.FLY_Safely Home Brochure and Application Form_2015-page-001

The Safely Home initiative encourages people living with dementia to register their details with the program to be logged in-confidence with a Queensland Police Service  database.

An identifying bracelet is then assigned to the person and is engraved with a unique identifying code, which links directly to a database accessible by police at all times. It is also engraved with the PoliceLink telephone number, which any member of the public can ring.

The program, which was launched in April, was recognised last week at the QPS Awards for Excellence.

The bracelets are available at no cost to people with a diagnosis of dementia through Alzheimer’s Australia Qld.

Alzheimer’s Australia Qld CEO Victoria Beedle said people with dementia have an increased risk of becoming a missing person and the program was focused on ensuring people with dementia make it home safely if they become lost or disorientated.

To register for the Safely Home program, or to find out more information call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

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  1. …….I am living with Early Onset Dementia since 2007, and I have recently received my
    …Safely Home bracelet, which has given me a subconscious feeling of security and not being alone anymore………Thankyou Alzheimers Australia and Queensland Police for this
    positive move in caring for some of the most disadvantaged of Australian residents; I think it is a brilliant idea…………………..thankyou again…..Tony Hogben, Bribie Island, Queensland.

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