The Springfield Republican newspaper wrote: "I think it's going to be wonderful," said Janet Rodriguez-Denny, director of Elder Affairs in Springfield. "It's another resource families can have to help care for their families." Rodriguez-Denny said the Springfield Police Department has always been helpful in such cases, and this new system will be especially useful if an elder wanders into a neighboring town. "Society is very mobile these days," she said. "This is going to reassure families."
Finding Alzheimer's "walk offs" has long been a popular use for automated notification systems. Back in the day when we were first introducing the automated notification concept to officials, their eyes lit up when we told them stories of the technology being used to find seniors. (Politicians liked hearing the stories, too.)
Other states are considering Silver Alerts, and we suspect eventually, most will adopt them.
All the best,