On Television

Image from Florida Silver Alert PSA (courtesy Florida Silver Alert)
Silver Alert
Officials with the USF Memory Disorders Clinic are working with the state trying to raise attention among both the public and law enforcement about a tool that can protect people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia who may wander off, putting themselves into danger. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to a "Florida Silver Alert" information session and shows you some of the PSA's being used in the effort.

On the Radio

Dr. Eric Rinehardt, Clinical Coordinator for the USF Memory Disorders Clinic, at a Silver Alert awareness session
Silver Alert

You've probably seen a "Silver Alert" notification on a highway sign or heard about one on the local news. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you how USF is working to educate both law enforcement and the public about this program, which tries to protect some of Florida’s most vulnerable citizens.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

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Dr. Eric Rinehardt, Clinical Coordinator for the USF Memory Disorders Clinic, explains the benefits of the Florida Silver Alert program, why it’s important to educate the public about it, how to receive Alerts, and why a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s isn’t a death sentence.

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A PSA for Florida’s Silver Alert program.


For more information

USF Memory Disorders Clinc

Florida Silver Alert website

To register to receive Silver Alerts, click here



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