AN APP which helps the community search for a missing person who has Alzheimer’s was promoted in Maybole last week.

Representatives from Alzheimer Scotland were championing their new Purple Alert app.

This is geared towards locating missing people with Alzheimer’s and St Cuthbert’s Primary School and Councillor Brian Connolly kicked off the first information session.

The Purple Alert app aims to get the community involved in a search for a missing person, or someone who has lost their way, by sharing information and allowing for more eyes and ears on the ground to help with the search.

The app allows the community to see when someone with Alzheimer’s has gone missing.

In areas where it has already been rolled out, it has helped to find seven people, so it is working.

The Purple Alert App could be saving lives and that’s invaluable to those living with and caring for community members with Dementia.

Let’s help make North Carrick a Dementia Friendly Community by downloading the app and supporting the community members and their families.