There are currently 944,000 people living with dementia in the UK. On average, around 40,000 are reported missing every year.
The MedicAlert Foundation, in partnership with Thames Valley Police, have launched a dementia safeguarding programme, Safe and Found. This new initiative supports those living with dementia and other memory or cognitive conditions, to provide a quick and safe return home.
MedicAlert and The McLay Dementia Trust will be providing the first year of MedicAlert membership free to anyone living with dementia in the UK.
To find out more, visit medicalert.org.uk/safe-and-found/