Ontario is helping families, caregivers and communities recognize the risks of dementia.Published on September 30, 2019
The new program, Find Your Way, will ensure that seniors can live safely in their communities.
On September 18th 2019, MPP Kusendova joined Minister Raymond Cho and Minister Merrilee Fullerton to announce the government’s funding partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario to help support seniors with dementia. The government is helping put family’s minds at ease by providing nearly $600,000 to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario to deliver the Finding Your Way program.
This new funding will help police and families locate missing seniors living with dementia by promoting the Finding Your Way program in their communities. The program will also deliver seminars for individuals and caregivers that will educate and promote awareness about the program. This funding will support police in searches for missing persons with dementia by providing dementia training to police and official tips for interacting with families of missing persons with dementia. By raising awareness and educating families and caregivers, they will be better equipped to recognize and reduce the risk of wandering. Families and caregivers will be better prepared for missing incidents, and will know how to help keep seniors living with dementia safer in their communities. This new initiative will help seniors living with dementia by providing a safe environment and support network which will help bring families of theses seniors peace of mind.