Individuals can wear the very small and light Blackridge Personal Safety Device (PSD) around their neck, on their belt, in their purse or simply in their pocket or wear the Freedom GPS Watch on their wrist (lockable watch strap) like a normal digital wrist watch. Then, if a loved one wanders, a caregiver or professional monitoring center can immediately respond to the situation and be able to locate the individual and dispatch a trained emergency team to respond to the area.
Preventing Alzheimer’s Wandering
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, anyone suffering from memory problems is at risk for wandering, even those in the early stages of dementia. Six in ten people with dementia will wander, and as the disease progresses, a person can become disoriented for longer periods of time.
This can be dangerous to both Alzheimer’s patients and others, but fortunately, you can prevent wandering by creating a plan and using GPS tracking technology to help
What to Do When Your Loved One Wanders
“The stress experienced by families and caregivers when a person with dementia wanders and becomes lost is significant. Have a plan in place beforehand, so you know what to do in case of an emergency.”
If your loved one is beginning to exhibit wandering behaviors, Blackridge Solutions recommends you:
- Ensure the home is safe and secure
- Create a crisis plan
- Keep a recent photo and updated medical information on hand for authorities
- Keep a list of people to call on for help and have telephone numbers easily accessible
- Ask friends, family and neighbors to call if they see your loved one alone
In the event of a crisis, these steps and GPS tracking technology will dramatically increase your chances of locating your loved one quickly.
For further information on the latest in GPS technology for Alzheimer patients, contact Blackridge Solutions at:
(778) 686-5799 or firstname.lastname@example.org ( www.BlackridgeSolutions.com )