Illinois Unveils New ‘Silver Search’ Program

Technology will be a main component of a new state effort to quickly locate people with Alzheimer’s and dementia who wander away from home.

The Silver Search program will utilize digital highway message boards and the display screens on thousands of lottery terminals around the state to send out information when an elderly person goes missing.

The program will also include training for law enforcement and dispatchers… and a series of broadcast public service announcements. You can learn more about the effort at