GPS Tracking for Early Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

26 Mar 2019

As with any illness, early detection is critical for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients to enjoy greater overall quality of life longer. Along with early detection and treatment, comes the need to begin habits, such as GPS tracking for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, so family can remain apprised of their safety at all times.

What is Early Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

During the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia most patients are just beginning to show symptoms of the disease’s development. They still live independent lives only showing occasional instances of forgetfulness, confusion, and choosing words.

While neither Alzheimer’s nor dementia can be reversed, early diagnosis allows people who have the condition the opportunity to delay the onset of some of the more serious symptoms related to the disease and enjoy greater quality of life and independence before the disease progresses.

While GPS tracking might not seem essential at this stage, it can be. Confusion at the wrong time might have your loved one involved in an auto accident and being unable to notify emergency services of their location.

While wandering is typically a symptom of later stages of dementia, it can happen at any stage and getting turned around and confused or lost is something people without Alzheimer’s or dementia can do. GPS tracking offers an added layer of protection to offer peace of mind to loved ones caring for someone with this condition.

Benefits of GPS Tracking for Early Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Even before the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s become more pronounced there is always that fear that the disease will progress without family members of patients recognizing the progression. The fear of wandering and being lost, unable to find a way home is terrifying to many people in the early stages of the illness. Even more so to their loved ones.

GPS tracking through wearable trackers helps to put that fear to rest, or at least to calm that fear by offering peace of mind that you can track your loved one in they ever do get lost. Some trackers can even be set to notify you if your loved one is on the move during designated sleep hours or leaves a specified perimeter so you can allow a loved one some degree of privacy and independence with the safety net GPS tracking provides.

GPS tracking can’t prevent the disease from advancing. It can’t erase the damage done. It can just help relieve some of the worst fears families face when coming to terms with an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis and living with the realities of the disease at later stages.

If you have a loved one experiencing early dementia or Alzheimer’s symptoms and are interested in learning more about GPS tracking solutions and elderly locators, give us a call here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494.

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