This makes perfect scents

scentkitWith the rise in cases of Alzheimer’s and dementia, an alarming number of people have wandered away from home in Florida.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is taking steps to help families and caregivers dealing with someone who is a wanderer. The Human Scent Preservation Kit is available at several locations and is free.

This powerful tool will preserve a human scent for seven years and DNA for six months. The kit includes a jar, a sterile pad, a label, and an evidence seal.

For complete instructions and information on these kits, go to and look under Public Information.

The kits are available at no charge from the sheriff’s office in Bushnell or the annex in The Villages for residents of Sumter County.