Fortunately for today's caregivers, there are technologies that have GPS tracking capabilities for the elderly and people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. They make it easier and faster to locate a wandering person. A very large number of GPS tracking devices work with cellular technology, so that the elderly with Alzheimer's disease can be located almost anywhere via apps.
The number of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease is expected to increase to 75.6 million by 2030, and 135.5 million by 2050 (source). Dementia and other similar conditions often cause older people to be confused or lost in familiar and unfamiliar places.
Alzheimer's disease and dementia erase a person's memory, familiar environments become obsolete, making it difficult and frightening to adapt to new environments. Disorientation of the disease often leads to wandering, a common and serious symptom for many caregivers who fear their patients will become afraid, lost, or likely to end up in a dangerous situation.
Statistics on wandering clearly show that the first 24 hours are crucial for a person with Alzheimer's disease to be able to return home safely. Geolocation devices are one of the best ways to ensure that people with Alzheimer's can be located on time. Most of these devices are small and unobtrusive. They can be worn around the neck or the wrist. As these devices operate using wireless technology, there is no need to worry about it cannot be tracked.
GPS tracking is the monitoring of location by using the Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the location of a feature or object from a distance. This technology makes it possible to accurately determine the longitude, latitude, ground speed and direction of the target.
A device makes it possible to trace the positioning of a person or an object to which it is attached in order to be able to easily find it in the event of loss or to be reassured in real time.
Umeox’s GPS Tracker makes it easy to find your lost items, too. Set up personalized safety zones and receive notifications on your phone when your car, luggage or even your children enter or leave these zones. Easily access the Tracker's position thanks to the GPS positioning of the smartphone. The plotter is compact and easy to use, which makes it useful in almost any situation.
The Umeox Smart GPS tracker is a practical gadget for locating your property, it sends you anti-theft alerts to notify you in the event of suspicious movement on your vehicles, children and even pets.
You define security zones via the app and the tracker does the rest! It tells you when it goes in or out with perfect precision. All of this is accessible via the app in real time. You can also retrace the route taken by the plotter.
With a battery life of up to 6 months, you no longer have to worry about it running down and letting you go, plus you get a notification when its battery is low.