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MedicAlert Foundation Joins The Alzheimer's Association to Offer MedicAlert(R) + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return(R) - Live 24-Hour Emergency Response for Wandering and Medical Emergencies
Date:11/1/2007

nsurance information, and advance directives.

"Our enhanced service offerings in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association will empower caregivers, law enforcement, and medical professionals by facilitating instant access to vital medical records in emergencies," said Martin Kabat, president and chief executive officer of the MedicAlert Foundation.

"The Alzheimer's Association created its Safe Return program 14 years ago, because more than 60 percent of those with Alzheimer's will wander at some point during the course of the disease," said Harry Johns, CEO of the Alzheimer's Association. "Our new partnership with MedicAlert enhances the proven Safe Return program by enabling first responders to access the wanderer's personal health records and quickly treat the individual."

About MedicAlert Foundation

MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the first personal health record and medical identification service in 1956 as a way to provide people with a simple but effective method for communicating about their medical conditions. Since the organization's founding, MedicAlert has provided services and products that protect and save lives of its 4 million members. For more than 50 years, the organization has relayed vital medical information on behalf of its members to emergency responders so they receive faster and safer treatment. MedicAlert emblems, worn as bracelets, pendants or other forms of jewelry, alert emergency personnel to a member's primary health conditions. In addition to our 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert also provides family notification so that members can be reunited with their families. For more information visit http://www.medicalert.org

The Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of
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