Autism/Dementia Assistance

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Man looking at and smiling at man with Down Syndrome wearing a red capThe Folsom Police Department offers programs to assist families and caregivers of individuals with autism, Alzheimer's disease, or other intellectual or developmental disabilities that may make them likely to wander from caregivers or have difficulty communicating with first responders.

Alzheimer's Workshop
Join the Folsom Police Department and the Alzheimer's Association November 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Folsom Senior Center, 48 Natoma Street for an informative discussion about the warning signs to look for, how to get an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, and the community programs available, including the Folsom Police Department Location Assistance Programs, to assist families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or a recent diagnosis.

Additional, more detailed information and applications for each program can be found below and in a printable flyer

H.E.L.P. (Help Every Lost Person)
Project Lifesaver
Vitals Aware Services
Ring Doorbells

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Can I enroll the person that I am caring for in more than one of the programs offered by Folsom Police Department?

  • How does Project Lifesaver compare to Apple AirTags or apps like Find My Phone?

  • What happens when I report my loved one missing?

  • Will Folsom Police and Fire be able to see where my loved one is at any time?

  • Will these devices/programs work outside of Folsom?

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