For concerned family members and carers, watching a person battle against dementia can be traumatic for all involved.
The emotional turmoil is bad enough, but then also working to ensure that they are as safe as possible can add further stress and worry.
With dementia becoming such an escalating health concern in the UK and beyond, various technology, products and services have quickly become available in order to help make day to day living easier and safer.
Out of all of the additional areas of care and attention that dementia creates, providing the immediate safety of the individual is by far the most important aspect.
One of the biggest concerns for an individual with dementia is their increased likelihood to wander or become lost after becoming disorientated.
In fact at least 6 out of 10 individuals with dementia will adopt regular wandering behaviour.
According to the Reisberg Scale (Global Deterioration Scale) early stage Alzheimers results in an average of 2-7 years of wandering behaviour. So ensuring you choose a dementia GPS tracker that is durable and can be worn every day is essential.
This is why The Guardian Pro has become vital in dementia safety...
Take a look at the Guardian Pro Wearable GPS Tracker
THE GUARDIAN PRO WEARABLE GPS TRACKER
Introducing the Guardian Pro Wearable GPS Tracker!
The Guardian Pro is a small wearable tracking device that not only provides real-time tracking and safety alerts, but crucially can also be pinned in to any clothing, garments or bags.
This ensures that the dementia GPS tracker is with the individual when they become disorientated and lost.
Using similar magnetic pinning as the security tags that are used in clothing stores, the Guardian Pro is fixed in to position and cannot be removed again until the magnetic pins are released via the portable detacher.
The Guardian Pro is small and lightweight, and can therefore be worn without causing any discomfort or changing the habits of the wearer.
The Guardian Pro provides real-time location info directly through to your private tracking app on your phone. You can also receive instant safety zone alerts when the dementia tracker enters or leaves specific addresses or locations.
There’s no limit to how many people can log in to the app at any time, so any family member and/or carer can monitor the dementia tracker without restrictions.
You can also monitor your tracking device from any computer, laptop and tablet.
For a short time many years ago, some people assumed the idea of using a GPS dementia safety tracker could be a breach of privacy.
However, as time has progressed it has become apparent that using a GPS tracker has actually allowed dementia sufferers to maintain a level of independence and prolong their regular lives without the further need for additional care.
Peace of mind for family members
Being able to just tap the app to see the real-time location of a vulnerable loved one is incredibly reassuring, especially if they live alone or some distance away.
The safety zone alerts alone are extremely useful and comforting, as you will receive an alert when your vulnerable loved one leaves their home/care home, and another one when they return.
If you know that they have left but have not returned within a reasonable time frame you can simply check the location on the app to ensure that they are safe.
Equally, if they become disorientated and leave home in the middle of the night, you will receive an instant alert to let you know. Crucially alerting you instantly and potentially several hours before anyone would have been made aware otherwise can be the difference between a safe return or a serious injury.
Again, there is no limit as to how many people can receive these alerts, significantly increasing the chance of a speedy response to an emergency.
It’s incredible that such a small device and simple idea can have such a positive impact on both an individual and their entire family’s lives.
Take a look at the Guardian Pro Wearable GPS Tracker
Ready to use out the box
Your Guardian Pro Tracker arrives ready to use out the box and is pre-installed with a multi roaming SIM. This means that your tracking device will automatically roam on to the strongest mobile network available in any area.
This significantly heightens the chance of your dementia tracker always having access to phone signal to be able to communicate in an emergency.
You can also use your tracking device abroad as standard, without having to make any advanced arrangements or incur extra costs. Vital for someone who is prone to wander that you are going on holiday with.
Your Guardian Pro can report its real-time location to your phone app as rapidly as every 5 seconds.
This is incredibly important when you need to locate somebody who has become disorientated.
The real-time tracking can be accessed through your phone app by as many people as necessary and you can also log in to your private mapping panel from any computer/laptop and tablet.
Safety Zone Alerts
You can set as many virtual safety zones as you need around any address/location.
They are easy to set up and you can receive instant alerts through to your phone whenever the dementia tracking device enters and/or leaves these zones.
As simple as this is, it makes a huge difference to their independence and safety.
If the wearer feels they need assistance they can press the SOS button on the device. This will send a text to 3 emergency mobile numbers.
2-4 Days Battery
The Guardian Pro Wearable GPS Tracker has approx 2-4 days battery life. For such a small device this is excellent and the batteries are fully rechargeable.
Simple PAYG Tracking
The simple PAYG tracking system means that there are no contracts or commitments. Simply top up with whatever credit package you need. Therefore you only pay for what you need. You can view the full range of Top Up Credits here.
Developing Dementia symptoms has become one of the biggest health fears that we face as individuals and family units.
Having your normal life restricted and changed irreversibly is very hard to accept and emotionally traumatic.
Anything that allows you to prolong your preferred routines, maintain your lifestyle and crucially help to keep you safer is a vital tool.
The Guardian Pro helps take a step towards independence, safety and peace of mind.