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New Law to Protect Seniors and People with Developmental Disabilities 

A new law helping to protect seniors and those with developmental disabilities is now in effect. The Silver Alert law sets up a statewide alert for missing adults with dementia or developmental disabilities.Modeled after Amber Alert, it speeds up searches and adopts a uniform statewide public notification policy using radio and TV when a senior citizen goes missing.Last year, there were three high profile cases where Mainers with disabilities went missing. The wife of one of those people who died calls this law a blessing.