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MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®

24/7 Wandering and Emergency Response Services for Individuals with Dementia

MedicAlert Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered to provide protection through a national emergency response service for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. With 60% of persons with dementia at risk for wandering and becoming lost, the MedicAlert + Safe Return program activates a community support network when a person with dementia is reported lost or is found in the community. The network, including local Alzheimer’s Association chapters and law enforcement agencies, work to help reunite the person who wandered with the caregiver or a family member.

With MedicAlert + Safe Return Service you get:

  • A personalized medical ID with the MedicAlert + Safe Return 24/7 toll-free number
  • 24/7 emergency response and family notification service
  • Personal emergency health record
  • Advance Directive Storage

When enrolling your loved one, please consider the below engraving suggestions to ensure their personalized medical ID properly communicates their memory impairment.

This notifies someone in the event of a wandering incident or other emergency that your loved one suffers from a form of memory impairment and needs assistance.


Engraving your loved one’s anaphylactic or allergic reactions is important for their proper treatment and care in the event of an emergency.

MY NAME IS: ______

In the event of a wandering incident, it can be helpful for the person that locates your loved one to be able to call them by their first name.


Engraving your loved one’s other pertinent medical conditions and medications they are taking can also be important for their proper treatment and care in the event of an emergency.

Caregiver Enrollment

What happens to your loved one if you have an emergency and are unable to be there for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? When you, the caregiver, enroll in MedicAlert, we can contact the people you designate to step in and help until you are able to care for your loved one again.