Find-M’ Friends and Coping with Dementia LLC partner to provide free Human Scent Preservation Kits to Citrus County

Linda and HoundCrystal River, FL; June 1, 2016 — Linda Boles, President of the Crystal River-based Find-M Friends, a non-profit organization that promotes the training and use of scent-discriminating Bloodhounds in cooperation with law enforcement agencies to locate people lost and at risk, reports that in the coming months as many as a thousand Human Scent Preservation Kits will be distributed free of charge to elders with memory care issues throughout Citrus County.

Boles, Selsavage, FancyShe explains, “A Human Scent Preservation Kit – or sometimes called a ‘scent kit’ – is a simple and inexpensive double-walled container that can preserve an individual’s unique scent for up to seven years.” This, she says, can greatly improve the performance and speed of scent-discriminating bloodhounds in tracing individuals who are lost. “Possession and use of a kit can be the difference between life and death,” she asserts; “I have seen it happen.”

Because Human Scent Preservation Kits are so effective in tracing elders with memory issues who have wandered and become lost, Find-M’ Friends has chosen the Inverness-based Coping with Dementia LLC to partner in the task of distributing the kits. Boles states, “Coping with Dementia has extensive resources in the memory care community and will be working with us to get kits into the hands of dementia caregivers as rapidly as possible.”

The two organizations have set up convenient distribution centers throughout the county where kits can be picked up free of charge. Each comes with simple instructions and everything needed for effective use. Available free kits are limited, so interested parties should act as soon as possible.

For additional information and a list of distribution locations, call Boles at 352-613-3486 or e-mail found@findmfriends.org; or call Debbie Selsavage at 352-422-3663 or e-mail deb@coping.today.


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Find-M’ Friends and Coping with Dementia LLC partner to provide free Human Scent Preservation Kits to Citrus County — 14 Comments

    • Hello Karen, How are things going, I see you have your Senior Helpers franchise up and running. Feel free to contact Linda Boles and see if she can provide you with the information that you need. Here is her contact information it is a great program and we have over 5,000 of the kits in place here in Citrus County, She is getting all of the kindergartner student coming school set up with scent kits that will last them into middle school.
      Linda Boles 352-613-3486
      Email:lindaboles@findmfriends.org and bridgetdidsbury@findmfriends.org discuss with them to see if they can help you out. You can let them know that I provided you with their name and phone number. Good luck

  1. Do these kits work anywhere in Florida? My husband has dementia and I would love to have one of these kits for him. We live in Pasco county and I wonder if it could be used in this area? Also where can I get one for him?

    • Karen,
      These kits work anywhere they have scent discriminating bloodhounds, so the answer is yes. The Alzheimer’s Family Organization (is located in Spring Hill) has the scent kits with two options, if your husband has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia you can receive a scent kit for free if he does not have the diagnosis then the scent kits can be mailed to you at their cost of $8.00 and the shipping of $4.00. I have forward your email to them as I am the president of the board of directors. You can contact them on Monday and they will get your mailing information and payment if required 352-616-0170. This is a great product and it has been shown that the scent can be preserved for up to 7 years.

    • Hello Karen, The Alzheimer’s Family Organization can get you one of the scent kits. Please call and talk to them at 352-616-0170. Let me know if you need anything else.

  2. Please send me a preservation kit for findM’friends
    To Phylliss Thomas
    2581 36th Ave North
    ST Petersburg fl 33713
    727 366 2067

    • Phyllis,
      The Alzheimer’s Family Organization has the scent kits with two options, if your person has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia you can receive a scent kit for free if he does not have the diagnosis then the scent kits can be mailed to you at their cost of $8.00 and the shipping of $4.00. I have forward your email to them as I am the president of the board of directors. You can contact them on Monday and they will get your mailing information and payment if required 352-616-0170. This is a great product and it has been shown that the scent can be preserved for up to 7 years.

    • Phyliss,
      Please call the Alzheimer’s Family Organization and they can get you a scent jar. Please call the office at 352-616-0170. Let me know if you need anything else.

  3. Please send me a preservation kit for findM’friends
    Janet Howell
    4020 9th Ave s
    St Petersburg florida 33711
    727 418 5581

    • Janet,
      The Alzheimer’s Family Organization has the scent kits with two options, if your person has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia you can receive a scent kit for free if he does not have the diagnosis then the scent kits can be mailed to you at their cost of $8.00 and the shipping of $4.00. I have forward your email to them as I am the president of the board of directors. You can contact them on Monday and they will get your mailing information and payment if required 352-616-0170. This is a great product and it has been shown that the scent can be preserved for up to 7 years.

    • Janet,
      Please call the Alzheimer’s Family Organization and they can get you a scent jar. Please call the office at 352-616-0170. Let me know if you need anything else.

  4. We live in New Port Richey Florida, Pasco County. How and where can I purchase or get a kit. I care give my 77 year olds husband and this kit would be so important for us to have.

    • Ann Marie,
      This would be very important to have for you husband. The Alzheimer’s Family Organization has the scent kits with two options, if you husband has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia you can receive a scent kit for free if he does not have the diagnosis then the scent kits can be mailed to you at their cost of $8.00 and the shipping of $4.00. I have forward your email to them as I am the president of the board of directors. You can contact them on Monday and they will get your mailing information and payment if required 352-616-0170. This is a great product and it has been shown that the scent can be preserved for up to 7 years.

    • Ann Marie,
      Please call the Alzheimer’s Family Organization and they can get you a scent jar. Please call the office at 352-616-0170. Let me know if you need anything else.

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