When Wandering Becomes an Issue or What if Something Happens to Me

My initial concern was not my wife wandering, although that did become an issue.

I was concerned about what if something happened to me while she was with me. We get into a car accident, I have a medical issue and am unconscious. She wouldn’t have been able to provide any information to emergency responders. So I signed both of us up and we both wore bracelets.

Her bracelet indicated she had a memory issue. Mine indicated I was a caregiver. Both had an 800 number to call and MedicAlert had our medical information and emergency contacts.

From the Alzheimer’s web site:

Med AMedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®

“a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. They provide 24-hour assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing”. Go to AlzMedAlert.

While you can sign up online, I suggest calling and speaking with someone directly. I ran into problems with the web site when I tried to add mt bracelet to the order.