posted on October 24, 2011 14:53
Governor Andrew Cuomo today unveiled a statewide alert system that will help find vulnerable adults who become lost.
The "Missing Adult Alert" system is similar to the AMBER Alert program. It helps get word out quicker to communities when a mentally-impaired New Yorker goes missing.
Cuomo says according to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 60-percent of Alzheimer sufferers will wander and 50-percent are at risk of serious harm, or even death, if not located within 24 hours.
Just last week, a man from Gates in Monroe County went missing when he attended church in Niagara Falls. The man was later found near Syracuse. He was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
You can sign up to receive “Missing Adult Alerts” on the NY-ALERT system, by clicking here.