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Keeping track of loved ones with Alzheimer’s can be difficult

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  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    May 14, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    My mom is not a wanderer yet, but I have her in a secured place so I know she is safe. I see her everyday, but I don't have to worry about her safety. Safety is not just wandering but safety in her home with knives electrical outlets, stoves etc. But if people have to take care of loved ones in their home, maybe a GPS bracelet that doesn't come off (similar to the wander guard could be used at home. That way it can be traced to where they are and would not take so much of law enforcements time. Not everyone can put their family member in a unit because there just aren't enough around for all the people with Alzheimer's but someone should look into GPS bracelets and it would give these families some peace. (The cell hone app is good but if they put their phone somewhere while they are out walking. . . then what? Neighbors and family friends these caretakers need a break . . PLEASE volunteer to help even if it's just for a 1/2 hour or so!!! Thank You! From someone going through this.