Purple Alert app for people with dementia

An app has been designed which notifies members of the community that a person with dementia has lost their way nearby.

Purple Alert is a free app designed by people living with dementia and carers, Alzheimer Scotland staff­, Police Scotland, social work, Dementia Friends Scotland, health and social care partnerships and telecare services.

Staying involved and independent within a community is very important for the wellbeing of people with dementia but this freedom sometimes comes with risks.

Bustling high streets, shopping centres, parks and street festivals can quickly become overwhelming for some people with dementia and they might want to get away from the high noise levels or overcrowding.

Please visit www.dementiacircle.org for more information on Purple Alert.

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