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Conditions - Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Why should someone with Alzheimer's wear an engraved MedicAlert medical ID braclet?

Over 60% of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias will eventually wander from home or get lost – even in a familiar place. The only question is will it be today? When this frightening experience happens, a MedicAlert ID will identify your loved one and our 24-hour Emergency Hotline service will find you and get him or her safely home. Caring for a loved one with dementia is not easy. MedicAlert can help.

How does MedicAlert work for people with Alzheimer's?

Your MedicAlert medical ID bracelet is just what it sounds like: a medical alert to any paramedics or doctors who might be trying to save you in an emergency. Awareness of your condition can save you when every second counts.

Doctors often recommend that people wear an official MedicAlert ID bracelet. As a charity, we’ve been the trusted emergency information experts in Canada for over 60 years. Only MedicAlert ensures your bracelet is custom engraved in standard medical language reviewed by MedicAlert's medically trained specialists, and includes a 24/7 hotline to answer emergency questions from paramedics and emergency responders.

In fact, your MedicAlert medical ID works even when you're traveling. Our exclusive hotline specialists pick up the phone to take calls from paramedics in over 140 languages.

What types of Alzheimer's medical ID does MedicAlert have?

Benefit includes:

  • MedicAlert 'Blue' Stainless Steel ID
  • Speaks for those who can't
  • Notify Family
  • Available 24/7