Original Publication Date: >1 April, 2016
Publication / Source: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
Authors: Loretta M Hillier, David Harvey, Cathy Conway, Jocelyn Hunt & Ron Hoffman
Aim: To describe an innovative community-wide program aimed at increasing awareness of risks of missing person events among persons with dementia targeting various cultural groups and to present preliminary evaluation findings. Methods: Review of program records to describe program implementation and a community partner survey. Results: Over 23 months, 386 partnerships were established to implement the program; 941 awareness-raising sessions were conducted reaching 23,495 individuals. There is an upward trend in number of sessions conducted in various languages and attendance. Community partners’ (>85%) responded positively to the program and consultation process.