Unfortunately not, was hoping for a watch or a key fob. My parents have an old Nokia for “emergencies” which they never take out!Hi, does your dad use a mobile phone? We put Life360 on my dads phone and it really gives me peace of mind. I have tried the Apple Tag and couldn't get it to work!
At the moment he is okay trying to future proof at but and get him used to taking key fob/watch with him on his walks (he doesn’t use a mobile) my sister and I both work full time and my mum cares for my 99 year old nan so company on the walks isn’t something we’re available for. He follows same route but I know there may be problems aheadHi @Sally74 and welcome to Dementia Support Forum our friendly and helpful community. It is good to hear that your Dad is still independent enough to go out for walks. I can see that this is worrying for you and likely to become more so. I can't comment on trackers but feel sure that some of our members will have ideas about this. Further along it might be worth considering whether he could have a companion when he goes out.
I wonder if you could get him some sort of smart watch that pairs with one of your phones? I don't really know enough about smart watches, but there must be something out there.Unfortunately not, was hoping for a watch or a key fob. My parents have an old Nokia for “emergencies” which they never take out!
He wouldn’t like this- as far as he is concerned there’s nothing wrong with him, he knows he has the diagnosis and he knows he forgets things and we got him to surrender his drivers licence a couple of years ago- but he doesn’t want or feel he needs help- I have found a couple of products I’m researching- I know he’ll wear a watch if we say it’s for our piece of mindI meant possibly a volunteer or paid-for befriender or companion. Someone not in the family but who he might meet 'by chance' one day and suggest doing it again. Just a thought.