Purple Alert

A community minded app that’s helping people look out for their neighbours.

Purple Alert is a free app designed by people living with dementia and carers, Alzheimer Scotland staff, Police Scotland, Social Work, Dementia Friends Scotland, Health and Social Care Partnerships and telecare services.

  • Hugh and Ann tell us why they signed up to Purple Alert.

  • A 60 second introduction to Purple Alert.

Alzheimer Scotland wants to help find people living with dementia if they are lost.

With the support of people living with dementia and their carers, Police Scotland and Health and Social Care providers we have developed the Purple Alert app as a way to help find people.

The app allows carers to share the person living with dementia’s profile if they lose their way and allows for eyes and ears on the ground immediately helping to find them.

Purple Alert is the first app of it’s kind in the UK and it is available for free download to iOS and Android smartphones.

Alzheimer Scotland hope that it will be downloaded and supported widely by people in Scotland and that it will help find people living with dementia if they are lost.

  • You can download the app on iOS or Android mobile devices.


Dementia Circle is a service of Alzheimer - Scotland Action on Dementia
Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland 149069
Recognised as a charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, no. SC022315
160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ

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