29 August 2009

UK Council fits people with dementia with sat nav technology

A council is fitting dementia patients with sat nav technology to help ensure they remain safe and don't get lost
Telegraph UK: 26 August 2009
Sufferers in Warwickshire can now be constantly monitored to help prevent them from coming to harm.

They are being given a mini Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) box to attach to their clothes so that carers and family members know where they are all the time. … > full story

Related story: No tracking devices for Alzheimer’s Patients (Indiana News 19 August 2009)

See past Alzheimer’s News stories on assistive technology for wandering

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