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    Project Lifesaver comes to Cass County to improve dementia care

    By Robbie Heriman,


    CASS COUNTY, Texas ( KETK ) – The Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area, Project Lifesaver and Cass County have partnered to bring the revolutionary dementia care program to more households.

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    According to a release, Cass County officials recently completed training with Project Lifesaver to implement their program. Project Lifesaver is a program designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive deficits, to aid families and officials in case the individuals go missing. The Alzheimer’s Alliance said that the program provides clients with a wristband transmitter that will allow them to be easily located if they happen to go missing.

    “Every family caregiver’s number one priority is keeping their loved one safe. Every second saved can result in a positive outcome. We are pleased to help Alzheimer’s Alliance Texarkana Area undertake this valuable public safety program to protect individuals living with dementia. Project Lifesaver is a Virginia-based nonprofit that provides small transmitter wristbands that emit individualized frequencies to law enforcement and rescue agencies to track individuals with cognitive conditions that wander; a great tool to have readily available”

    Terrie Arnold, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area

    According to the release, the program includes a wearable transmitter that will make easy and quick to locate missing people who are prone to wander and may not know how to call for help.

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    “When the transmitter is activated, the frequency allows a trained response team to locate the person and help return them home safely.  The technology helps reduce search and rescue times from hours or days down to a matter of minutes,” Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area said.

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