Police Use GPS Trackers to Locate People with Dementia (BBC News)

Summary

Sussex Police is the first force in Britain to pay for a GPS tracking device which may be used by people with dementia and their families / carers. The device promises to be an invaluable aid to finding people with dementia who have wandered-off and got lost; thereby saving valuable time and police resources which might otherwise be diverted to a lengthy search, and simultaneously reducing risks off harm and avoidable distress to the missing persons.

View the video: BBC News: Police use GPS trackers to find people with dementia.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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