March 2, 2018 – Karin Olafson – Dementia Connections
Scent Evidence K9 was recently featured in a Dementia Connections article as part of their story on Staying Safe Through Technology. Studies show that 6 out of 10 of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia will go missing and puts this group at high-risk for wandering.
SEK9 Scent Preservation Kits
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, six in 10 individuals with dementia will wander away from their home at some point. Should that happen, having a prepared scent preservation kit can help track down your loved one quickly and effectively.
Scent Evidence K9 preservation kits were created in 2012 by Paul Coley, a Florida-based forensic canine handler. The kits are scientifically proven to preserve and store an individual’s unique scent, helping law enforcement agencies and their detection dogs quickly track down someone who has gone missing. Already, these kits have received international interest based on their success rate — last fall, a Florida woman with dementia, who had been missing for almost two hours, was found by a police dog in minutes because she had preserved her scent using a SEK9 kit.
Preparing a scent preservation kit is quick and easy. Each kit contains a jar, sterile gauze pad, label, tamper-proof seal and detailed instructions. An individual collects their unique scent by wiping the gauze on their armpit and then sealing it in a specialized jar to preserve that scent. Click here to read the full article