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September 6, 2019KCAL9
There’s a new program using tracking bracelets to help families find their loved ones. This is an incredible program. They show wandering is a common problem associated with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Autism. In fact 60% of people with Dementia will wander at some point. On the one-year anniversary of the L.A. Found Program the people involved want to let the public know about the program to give caretaker’s a peace of mind.

September 6, 2019CBS Los Angeles
Each bracelet corresponds with a unique radio frequency. When a person wearing the bracelet goes missing, the LA County Sheriff’s Department Mental Evaluation Team uses a handheld receiver or helicopter-mounted receiver to track the person’s location. Since the program launched a year ago, a dozen people with bracelets went missing and all 12 were found safely.

September 6, 2019 SN1 CLA (Spectrum)
It has been one year since the LA Found Program was launched. The program helps locate missing individuals with Alzheimer’s. Yesterday Supervisor Janice Hahn who helped launch the program celebrated the anniversary by visiting a man with Alzheimer’s who is one out of twelve people who have been found since the start of the program.

September 6, 2019 • KCBS (CBS)
On the 1-year anniversary of the LA Found program (bracelets that help find missing dementia people). Janice Hahn ,who started the program 1 year ago today, met with Rose and Alex Vargas. Alex went missing in the middle of the night last month and was found safely at 2 am using LA Found. Janice Hahn listens as Dave Little of LASD San Dimas Mountain Rescue describes how the receiver picks up the bracelet specific frequency.

September 5, 2019 • Daily Breeze
On the 1-year anniversary of the LA Found program (bracelets that help find missing dementia people). Janice Hahn ,who started the program 1 year ago today, met with Rose and Alex Vargas. Alex went missing in the middle of the night last month and was found safely at 2 am using LA Found. Janice Hahn listens as Dave Little of LASD San Dimas Mountain Rescue describes how the receiver picks up the bracelet specific frequency.

September 5, 2019 • Press-Telegram
On the 1-year anniversary of the LA Found program (bracelets that help find missing dementia people). Janice Hahn ,who started the program 1 year ago today, met with Rose and Alex Vargas. Alex went missing in the middle of the night last month and was found safely at 2 am using LA Found. Janice Hahn listens as Dave Little of LASD San Dimas Mountain Rescue describes how the receiver picks up the bracelet specific frequency.