Anyone who has seen a friend or family member struggle with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can tell you that seeing someone you know and love mentally deteriorate is heartbreaking. But what can be of an even greater concern is their tendency to wander off and get lost. There have been many studies reporting that over 60-70% of all patients with these diseases will become lost at least once. Even more shocking is that nearly 50% of them can die if they aren’t found within 24 hours.
Families of dementia patients are turning to GPS tracking technology to monitor loved ones. Many families have reported that using a GPS tracking device gives them peace of mind because they know their loved ones are safe and sound. GPS tracking devices can help to keep those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s safe 24 hours a day, without being too invasive or making the patient feel inadequate.
Typically a GPS tracking system gives users an Internet site where you can go online and follow the live tracking of your family member 24 hours day. This can also help to keep an eye on older parents to make sure they’re out of bed and moving around.
Most GPS tracking services charge a monthly fee ranging from $10-$20 a month, which is a small price to pay to keep loved ones safe and sound. GPS tracking devices also being used for children with autism and others with developmental or neurological conditions.