Are there ID bracelets for Alzheimer's?

A fellow caregiver asked...

Is there a website where you can buy ID bracelets for wandering Alzheimer's patients? If found, could someone wearing such a bracelet be identified as an Alzheimer's patient with contact information?


Expert Answer

Paula Spencer Scott is the author of Surviving Alzheimer's. A Met Life Foundation Journalists in Aging fellow, she writes extensively about health and caregiving; four of her family members have had dementia.

Yes. The Alzheimer's Association has partnered with the MedicAlert Foundation to offer the MedicAlert + Safe Return program. The bracelet (or pendant) identifies the wearer's medical conditions (such as being memory impaired) and has a toll-free emergency-response number.