walking technology - any advice

Discussion in 'Middle - later stages of dementia' started by AnneC, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. AnneC

    AnneC Registered User

    Nov 18, 2015
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    Hi my Dad has dementia and is cared for by my mum..both aged 83. Recently when they are out Dad has taken to wandering off. The last time he was missing for 3 hours and a police search ensued. We're investigating some sort of tracking device so that he isn't confined from walking but we can find him if he goes missing alone. Any experience of products. Looking forward to getting your advice as this is a minefield. many thanks
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    Female
    London
    Get in touch with social services. They can refer you to telecare for trackers, door alarms etc. They provided us with a Buddi tracker free of charge: www.buddi.co.uk.
     
  3. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
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    Wow that is brilliant, does it work well Beate?
     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,711
    Female
    London
    It's a little slow to update and obviously doesn't work underground, plus it needs charging up every day but as a basic tracker it's ok. We don't use it that much anymore these days but it's there just in case.
     

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