Silver Alert to Protect Illinois Seniors

As Alzheimer’s continues to affect more and more people, the problem of wandering also will grow.

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Plainfield, a co-sponsor of the legislation, called the Silver Alert law “imperative.”

“Agencies will now have the best tools possible to locate individuals with Alzheimer’s,” Bertino-Tarrant said in a statement released just days after the bill became law. “We have an obligation to get our family members back home safely.”