Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $435,304)
This Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Assistance Program focuses on national programs strategically targeted to address community and law enforcement needs. Specifically, this grant announcement focuses on developing community partnerships to assist law enforcement in locating and working with missing persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois will increase public awareness of issues surrounding missing persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. They will establish and/or expand community partnerships with local law enforcement and other public safety agencies to assist in efforts to prevent persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia from wandering, and successfully locate those who have wandered and are lost. The University of Illinois will educate law enforcement and other public safety agencies, community partners, and caregivers regarding effective protocols when dealing with individuals with Alzheimer's disease. CA/NCF