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Helping to Find Those Who Don’t Know They Are Lost

Helping to Find Those Who Don’t Know They Are Lost

What do you do when the people who used to care for you can no longer care for themselves? This is one of the most difficult things to accept as we and our parents age: that the people who used to be our rock and security now need our help for basic tasks. Words like ... Read More
 
GPS for Dementia Sufferers: Genius or Barbaric?

GPS for Dementia Sufferers: Genius or Barbaric?

Would outfitting dementia sufferers with GPS tracking devices demean and stigmatize them, equating them with criminals? Or would the practice actually prove to be a brilliant method of keeping track of specialty cases, assisting family members and police in location missing dementia sufferers? GPS tracking devices have long been utilized in law enforcement work, whether ... Read More
 
Wandering-Prone Population Tracked With GPS Technology In U.K.

Wandering-Prone Population Tracked With GPS Technology In U.K.

In Surrey County, loved ones and care takers of people with dementia, learning disabilities or other issues that cause wandering and confusion can rest a little easier. People with a tendency to get confused and wander off are given a pocket-sized GPS tracking device to carry with them at all times. These devices are provided ... Read More
 
GPS Tracking Protects Alzheimer’s Patients

GPS Tracking Protects Alzheimer’s Patients

If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, GPS tracking could be a lifesaver—literally. Elderly people with these conditions have a tendency to wander and become lost, creating frightening scenarios for them and for their family members. They may wander into heavy traffic, get lost in a remote area, stay out overnight ... Read More
 
Dementia Sufferers Gain Independence through GPS

Dementia Sufferers Gain Independence through GPS

It may sound cute to some people who hear of pet owners purchasing GPS tracking units for their cat or canine. It may seem practical to learn of bicycle and vehicle owners attaching GPS trackers to their bikes or cars to help prevent or react effectively against theft. But it would appear now that there ... Read More