Alzheimers disease is widely known as one of the more common age related disorders affecting many elder people. Alzheimers disease can be a difficult disease to manage. Many children are required to nurse their ailing parents as they age. With aging comes dementia and other related disorders.
A very common issue that occurs with many aging relatives is the affected person being known to wander off. This can create much unanticipated anxiety for carers who want to care for their patients but not restrict their movements. To be able to do this effectively, in the past we have been required to almost "leash" our loved ones to prevent them from wandering off. Some of my customers have asked me to install double cylinder deadbolts to their doors to prevent a disoriented relative from wandering off. I always have to refuse because the installation of double cylinder deadbolts to primary entrance doors is not legal.
Many people find they cannot effectively devote the necessary time to watch their age related disordered relatives and tend to push them into retirement homes and villages, into the care of around the clock carers whose sole duty is to care and protect our loved ones from coming to harm.
GTX Corp have released the GPS Shoe. A real time GPS chip embedded in a running shoe that enables online tracking of the wearer. This is especially helpful to carers because it reduces the need to constantly watch and monitor patients. If a wearer happens to wander off, locating them is simple thanks to GPS technologies. Now, children of age related disorder sufferers can have a smart and efficient tool to help them care for their relatives that is unobtrusive, intelligent and cost effective.