One of the most prevalent fears we face early on when a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is the chance that he or she will wander off and become lost.
This is a REAL fear with statistics showing 60% of Alzheimer’s patients will become lost at least once, 70% will become lost three or more times, and most daunting of all, 46% will wander off and not be found for more than 24 hours.
Acknowledging this fear is the easy part. Preventing this fear from becoming a reality is definitely more difficult. Many people attempt to “watch” their loved one on a 24/7 basis. Others invest in locks and other security measures. Or, we try to prevent this fear from becoming a reality by denying driving privileges.
None of these efforts are 100%. Nothing is. However, there is a new device named SmartSole. These insoles fit into your loved one’s shoes and serve as a GPS monitor. Tracking your loved one can be accomplished through your smartphone, tablet, or web browser.
The GPS SmartSoles provide peace of mind for ALL concerned. People suffering from Alzheimer’s disease are able to experience a certain degree of comfort and keep their dignity as they continue to enjoy precious freedoms.
Becoming lost or wandering off is not only the fear of a family member, but it is also constantly on the mind of the person with Alzheimer’s. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is traumatic and heartbreaking enough, without the added stress of a person being lost temporarily, or for a dangerous period of time.
Thus, with a tracking device such as SmartSoles, some or all of the fear of being lost can be erased, leaving EVERYONE impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, a little more comfortable and at peace.