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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Date:11/3/2009

WESTWOOD, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

What: In recognition of November as National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN) has hosted an educational podcast (http://blog.lojack.com/2009/10/30/lojack-safetynet-alzheimers-awareness-month.aspx) that provides valuable information related to Alzheimer's including:

  • The rising incidence of Alzheimer's in the U.S.
  • Common day-to-day challenges faced by people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers
  • Risks such as the common, yet life-threatening issue of wandering and steps caregivers can take to protect loved ones
  • Advice for caregivers on building a strong support network
  • Valuable resources for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's

Who: The podcast addressed these subject matters with a panel of experts, including:

  • Gerald Flaherty, Vice President for Medical & Scientific Programs at the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the national Alzheimer's Association, who has co-authored an award-winning book on dementia and wandering and a training guide for police on missing persons with dementia
  • Jill Gilbert, Vice President at Caring.com, the leading online destination for people caring for aging parents.
  • John Paul Marosy, General Manager, LoJack SafetyNet, who is an innovator in elder care with a 30-year career that includes serving in executive positions with leading healthcare organizations, as well as authoring award-winning books on elder care issues.

Background:

The podcast is part of LoJack's educational efforts on issues related to cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and autism. LoJack recently launched a new system, LoJack SafetyNet, that works with Project Lifesaver and enables public safety agencies to track and rescue people at risk of wandering.

Resources:

www.alz.org

www.alz.org/manh/

www.caring.com

http://www.lojack.com/safetynet/pages/resources.aspx

www.projectlifesaver.org

    CONTACTS:    Jeanne Bock, jbock@tieronepr.com, 781-861-5249
                 Laura Feng, lfeng@tieronepr.com, 978-975-1414
                 Paul McMahon, pmcmahon@lojack.com, 781-251-4130

SOURCE LoJack Corporation


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