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February 22, 2018

Huntsville Nursing Students Lobby for Alabama Silver Alert

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Nursing students and faculty from the University of Alabama-Huntsville took their support of the Silver Alert to Montgomery.

“It’s HB 427 which is the Silver Alert Bill,” Amy Hunter, Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, said. “That’s just like an Amber Alert but it would be put in place for senior adults, or adults of any age that are affected with cognitive impairment in an instance that they were to go missing.”

These students are members of Nursing 312, an independent gerontology course at the college.

“We are currently talking about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and this is something we felt would be a good professional advocacy for us to participate in,” Hunter said.

The Silver Alert bill would push for more training for law enforcement officers, and anyone, who helps search for a missing person with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Read more at WHNT-TV.

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