Bureau Of Justice Assistance Grant Program Helps Protect Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

Bureau Of Justice Assistance Grant Program Helps Protect Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients
shutterstock_254389858Over the last five years, Project Lifesaver International has expanded its program to new territories across the United States. The expansion was possible thanks to a Federal grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) under the Missing Alzheimer’s Patient Assistance program. This grant has helped fund over 205 Project Lifesaver public safety agencies since 2010. In 2014, 33 agencies received funding through the BJA grant. "We are truly grateful for our partnership with the BJA. Over the past five years the Missing Alzheimer’s Patient Assistance program has given public safety agencies the opportunity to establish or expand a special needs protection program," noted Gene Saunders, the CEO and Founder of PLI. Through the BJA grants, many public safety agencies have been capable of providing support and protection to the caregivers and families of those suffering with Alzheimer's or dementia who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. For the past 16 years, Project Lifesaver has grown in membership to almost 1,40
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