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YCSO's radio bracelet program saves lives

Nearly half of all Alzheimer's patients may die within 24 hours of wandering away and becoming lost. But a radio-locator bracelet program launched by Yavapai County Sheriff's Office last year can find these patients in as little as 22 minutes.

"There is a very quiet, anonymous population in Yavapai County who live every day of their lives at risk of injury or even death," said Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Susan Quayle. "These citizens are the victims of various forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, Down Syndrome or autism."

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