June is National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that typically starts with early symptom such as short-term memory loss. As the disease advances, possible symptoms include impaired judgment, disorientation, confusion, behavior changes, and difficulty speaking, swallowing, and walking.
Today worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
With all of those symptoms it is easy to understand that three out of five people with Alzheimer’s will wander, putting themselves in danger. If that isn’t bad enough, if the individual isn’t found within 24 hours, 50% suffer serious injury or death. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States; it is the only top ten cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed down.
60% of those with Alzheimer’s wander.
When it comes to a wandering loved one with Alzheimer’s, every second counts. Lassy Project is creating the world’s largest network of community members that reinforce safety.
Lassy Project is a free smartphone app that allows parents and guardians to notify an entire local community about their missing loved one in seconds. With the single push of a button that sends a text alert with the missing person’s picture and last known location, people can mobilize a trusted group of family, friends, and neighbors to form an instant search and rescue team. This network of community members that opt-in to receive Lassy alerts are the most important asset users have should a loved one go missing. To help make Lassy Project successful and build safer communities, download the free app for your iPhone or Droid, or register at LassyProject.com.
How does it work?
- Download and register the free app from your app store.
- No smartphone? No problem! Register at LassyProject.com.
- Create a profile for each of your children or at risk adults.
- Build your safety network by inviting your family, friends and neighbors.
Should your loved one ever goes missing, simply open the app and alert your network to form an instant search and rescue team. Once an alert has been issued to your network, Lassy Project will contact you to determine if a larger alert to the surrounding local community is needed to help in the search.
This is why it is vital that everyone with a heart and a cell phone downloads and registers the Lassy Project app. You never know when a someone in your community may need your help to look for their loved one.
Own or manage a retirement community or senior center?
Your work and the care you provide to the residents in your community takes a lot of passion, understanding, and kindness. By partnering with Lassy Project, together we can expand your services to provide peace of mind to your community that their loved ones are safe.
Lassy Project enables caregivers as well as individual residents to instantly notify a network of trusted people via text message should any problem arise.
Offer your residents and their families more than just compassion, kindness, respect, and understanding. Offer them a guarantee of safety as well. With Lassy Project, caregivers along with individual residents can instantly notify a network of trusted people via text message should any problem arise. Contact SeniorCare@theLassyProject.com for more details.