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Alzheimer's organization celebrates 10-year anniversary of Silver Alert program

Posted at 5:23 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 17:23:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Members of a non-profit organization for Alzheimer's spoke at the Capitol Wednesday to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Silver Alert program.

The Alzheimer's Community Care organization has spread awareness and helped jump start silver alerts to ensure the safety of the elderly suffering from Alzheimer's.

Mary M. Barnes, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Community Care Organization, spoke about the increasing number of silver alerts and how first responders take this issue very seriously.

"Every month when you look at the silver alert statistics, they're growing every month," said Barnes. "But what does that mean? That means law enforcement is very well aware and keen and understands the anguish, so they do search and rescue with an urgency."

Barnes also says that the organization will continue to spread the awareness about the disease and give all of those affected, a glimpse of hope.