I have dementia I support someone with dementia Community can help  

Finding Your Way toolsspacer| Information and resourcesspacer| Homespacer|


Finding Your Way tools

Community can help - a guide for caregivers, people living with dementia and community members about how to identify a person with dementia who is lost and what steps can be taken to prepare for it. 

Identification form
- Download a form that can be completed in advance and quickly passed onto searchers, saving precious time in the event of an emergency.

MedicAlert® Safely Home® - By registering for this program and wearing a MedicAlert® bracelet, people with dementia can be more easily identified and returned home should they become lost.

Locating devices - Download this brief overview of technology available to locate people with dementia who become lost.

Project Lifesaver - Supported by local police services in some Ontario communities, this program uses radio frequency technology to locate enrolled citizens who go missing and return them home safely.


Information and resources

Tip sheets and checklist downloads

Nearly 200,000 Ontarians have dementia. Fifty percent of those who go missing for 24 hours become seriously injured or die. Anyone with dementia can go missing with no prior warning signs.

These tip sheets provide simple ideas on how best to deal with the risk of going missing.

For people with dementia, every step counts.



I have dementia


 Download a tip sheet



I support someone with dementia


 Download a tip sheet



Community can help


 Download a tip sheet

Download a checklist for steps to follow when a person with dementia goes missing.

Download a checklist for what to do when reuniting after a missing incident.

For more information on dementia and what help is available, visit the Alzheimer Society of Ontario website

Shifting focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour

Shifting focus is a tool to help people understand behaviour caused by the dementia. This short guide provides real life examples and simple advice for friends and families of those living with the disease. The guide is available in the 8 Finding Your Way languages.










Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese




By Us For Us© Guides 

By Us For Us© Guides (BUFU guides) are a series of guides created by a group of talented and passionate persons with dementia and/or partners in care. The guides are designed to equip persons with dementia with the necessary tools to enhance their well being and manage daily challenges. Click here to learn more or to order the BUFU guide.

Funded by the Government of Ontario

Last Updated: 11/08/2017