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Long Island needs coordinated effort on Alzheimer's care

There are 3 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 10, 2009, titled Long Island needs coordinated effort on Alzheimer's care. In it, Newsday reports that:

Last week's disappearance of a Floral Park man suffering with Alzheimer's ended well, but the problem of wandering is serious on Long Island .

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Bedminster, NJ

#1 Jun 10, 2009
Suffolk Sheriff Vincent DeMarco's office has been running a program employing wrist devices that emit a radio signal that deputy sheriffs can use to track wandering persons.

This is the best system and has had a 100% success rate in the states that use it. The other while good to have should be used as a back up to this system. Only 20 have signed up for project life saver in the county and 2 families have had to call the deps already with great success and no injury or loss of life.

Lodi, NJ

#2 Jun 12, 2009
Do they politicians get bracelets?. They are the most cognitively impaired of any of our citizens. This constant spending of our children's future combined with the over whelming to control every aspect of our lives is becoming annoying. Can the wrist bands be fitted with electrical charges to keep these morons awake? I would not worry about health care. Obama's new socialist health care "population reduction system for rest" will not let anyone be alive past 70 if you are not a democRat. It is for the greater good you die today.

Kathy Hatfield

Greensboro, NC

#3 Jun 13, 2009
My name is Kathy and I am 39. I am the full time caregiver to my Dad who has Alzheimer's and lives with me.

In addition to Dad, I have a full time job, 3 dogs, my love of 12 years David and his 14 year old daughter. I get overwhelmed a lot but try to find the humor if I can.

I am writing a blog which shows the lighter side of caring for someone with dementia.


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