File of Life Program

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The File Of Life (FOL), a medical information packet, is kept on the outside of a refrigerator. It is designed to provide emergency personnel with the necessary medical data to begin immediate treatment.

“When the paramedics reached my mother, they noticed the red decal on the front window and were able to get the file off her refrigerator and know who to call and what medications she was on…”

The FOL, along with instruction sheet and door decal, are for individuals diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions or cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease or multi-infarct dementia, aged 60 and older.

Benefits to police officers

  • Faster help for citizens in emergencies
  • Maximum use of officer’s time

Benefits to emergency rescue teams

  • Instantly know medical history of patient
  • Emergency treatment can begin immediately

Benefits to hospital emergency staff

  • On arrival, data is immediately available to medical staff
  • No wasted time getting information from a confused patient

Benefits to each individual

  • Peace of mind knowing they will have prompt and quality care
  • Easy access to potentially life-saving information
  • Assurance that proper persons will be notified quickly
  • Renewed sense of community spirit

New public awareness presentation for Emergency Personnel

How to recognize and respond to people with:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Wandering
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Shoplifting
  • False reporting
  • Victimization
  • Elder suicide
  • Indecent exposure
  • Homicide
  • Communication

For more information on the FOL contact:

Belinda Pedigo belinda.pedigo@alzark.org or Elise Stuart elise.stuart@alzark.org
501-224-0021 or 800-689-6090 


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