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Hello again well we have had the dose of Memantine reduced to 15mg and things seemed to get a bit better but today he got lost while going to the newsagents for his paper he eventually found his way home again this is the third time now, i understand that a pager would help can anyone advise me about this please?Thanks I think you may be right ,he has been on Memantine for 3 weeks I dont know if things will improve with the full dose, it seems just trial and error,and what do you do for the best,
Thanks so much for replying, bad news is he got lost again this morning, i have spoken to someone from Alzheimers who is going to send some info regarding something to keep an eye on his whereabouts, i really don't want to take away this little bit of independence that he has.Hello @fluffydog, I’m glad that the adjustment of the Memantine helped.
I don’t have experience of pagers or trackers but I’m sure others I’ll be along to help as I’ve seen them discussed. Indeed, I think I’ve seen it suggested that Social Services can help with the provision of equipment.
In my own case I have had to deal with my wife getting lost and at other times confused when out alone. I didn’t want to use a tracker or pager as I didn’t want to remind her of her dementia every time she went out. What I did was buy 2 smartphones that I could track with my phone or computer if she was out for longer than she should be. The phone actually helped her as she was delighted to get it and with my help she has been able to play games on it to keep her mind active and occupied. It’s a win win scenario. When she’s going out she never resists me checking that she has her phone.