Strategies for Low Risk of Getting Lost

Technology

  • Look into obtaining a locating technology.
    • These devices can be found on the Finding Your Way® website, or you can use the ones already on your phone (e.g., Find My Friend App, Life360, or Google Maps)

Family and Friends

  • Develop a plan of preventive strategies such as those highlighted in different risk levels. For example, tell your partner or friend you are going to the grocery store.

Community

  • Talk to your local Alzheimer Society or care provider. They can provide you with education or strategies to help keep you safe.
  • Register yourself under a Vulnerable Persons Registry if available in your area.
    • Ask local police or Alzheimer Society to determine if your community has one.
  • MedicAlert can provide a bracelet that can identify who you are and connect you to your family member or friend if you get lost.
Strategies for Medium Risk of Getting Lost

Technology

  • Look into obtaining a locating technology.
    • These devices can be found on the Finding Your Way® website, or you can use the ones already on your phone (e.g., Find My Friend App, Life360, or Google Maps)

Family and Friends

  • Exercise with a partner.
  • Walk by yourself and let a family member or friend know that you are going on a walk, as well as where you are going.
  • Have someone look out for you.
    • Have a family member or friend check in with you daily if you live alone. For example, a family member of neighbour can message you in the morning and afternoon to see how you are doing.

Community

  • Create list of where you used to live/work/frequent and keep list at home.
    • This information can be used for others to find you. People tend to go back to places that are familiar to them. For example, these places can include a grocery store, coffee shop, or library.
  • If you live alone and/or are afraid of venturing out for errands, consider using delivery programs and mobile applications for medications and groceries.
Strategies for High Risk of Getting Lost

Technology

  • Look into obtaining a locating technology.
    • These devices can be found on the Finding Your Way® website, or you can use the ones already on your phone (e.g., Find My Friend App, Life360, or Google Maps)

Family and Friends

  • Develop a plan of preventive strategies such as those highlighted in different risk levels. For example, tell your partner or friend you are going to the grocery store.

Community

  • Talk to your local Alzheimer Society or care provider. They can provide you with education or strategies to help keep you safe.
  • Register yourself under a Vulnerable Persons Registry if available in your area.
    • Ask local police or Alzheimer Society to determine if your community has one.
  • MedicAlert can provide a bracelet that can identify who you are and connect you to your family member or friend if you get lost.