For many people, getting lost happens without warning. Familiar surroundings may suddenly become strange to them. They get disoriented and are unable to find their way home.
Becoming lost isn’t just distressing; it can be dangerous. Half the people with dementia who go missing for 24 hours end up seriously injured or dead.
That’s why it’s so important that we offer assistance when we come across someone who seems lost or confused and for families to be prepared.
If you work directly with seniors or missing persons, this information is especially critical.
The person may be:
If you would like to learn more, or if you work closely with missing persons or people with dementia, we offer 4 short online learning modules that take a deeper look at what you can do to help keep people with dementia safe. Learn more about our Online Learning modules here.