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Triumph Over Challenges

Triumph Over Challenges - Russo Law Group, P.CLast Wednesday, March 30, 2016, we were inspired by Dr. Susan Farella-Busch’s most thoughtful discussion on “life with dementia.” You could hear a pin drop in the room of over 70 health care professionals at our Round Table Luncheon at Puglia’s of Garden City.

  • She shared her insights of what life is like for a person with dementia and what it is also like for the caregivers.
  • She shared stories about her mother who has Alzheimer’s and what it is like for her as a caregiver.
  • She shared anecdotes from her family, and the loss of her deeply loved husband last year.

Sometimes, you find yourself in a place where you never thought you would be. We are all getting older and with that we are caregivers; we suffer the loss of loved ones.

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Project Lifesaver: Bringing Loved Ones Home

Project Lifesaver: Bringing Loved Ones HomeThe Suffolk County Sheriff’s office has implemented the Project Lifesaver program. Project Lifesaver is a countywide emergency response locator system to help locate someone with cognitive impairments who may have wandered or gotten lost.

The client wears a battery-operated transmitter bracelet that emits a signal every second of every day (24/7). When a caregiver notifies the Sheriff’s office that someone with a Project Lifesaver bracelet is missing, specially trained rescue personnel are immediately dispatched to track the signal and help locate the missing person. The signal can be tracked for up to several miles by air and by land.

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