The San Diego County Sheriff's Department's "Take Me Home" program is a regional photo-based information system that helps law enforcement from all over the region during contact those with disabilities such as (but not limited to) autism, dementia, Alzheimer's, Down syndrome, deafness or any other developmental disabilities.
The program provides law enforcement agencies with information such as a full description, routine/favorite attractions, communication, emergency contact information, as well as other special needs the registered person may require.
In 2017, the Department said about 2,000 people were registered in the database. Sheriff spokesperson, Sammy Castañon said within the past year, about 6 people have been reunited with their families through the program. In all of those cases, the missing people had Alzheimer's disease.