10-16-17 – The Dementia Concerns Coalition presented a check for $6000 to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend for their Project Lifesaver program. The non-profit held their annual Steppin’ Out for Dementia Awareness Walk in Waupun Saturday to bring awareness to those with dementia and their loved ones while also raises funds the coalition. Project Lifesaver is a program which offers peace of mind to those with a family member with a tendency to wander due to cognitive conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, and down syndrome. A small radio transmitter similar to a wristwatch is used to track the participants. The program boasts a 100-percent success rate worldwide in safely locating any person on the program, with 3,347 safely rescued. The Dementia Concerns Coalition also contributed to the Sheriff’s Office in 2015, for equipment and training to get the program off the ground.
The DCC can be found on Facebook under the name Dementia Concerns Coalition of Dodge County. More information about Project Lifesaver can be found on the Sheriff’s Office web page “community programs” tab http://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/government/departments-p-z/sheriff/community-programs/project-lifesaver and at Project Lifesaver International www.projectlifesaver.org