Tag Archives: GPS/GSM Devices

Brain Waves Newsletter: the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)

Summary The June issue of the “Brain Waves” newsletter focused on the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP). There is a new website dedicated to this project: http://www.dementiavoices.org.uk Issue No. 63 reports on the DEEP networking event, held in Exeter … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Government Announces £22 Million For Dementia Research (Alzheimer’s Society / Department of Health / NIHR)

[A version of this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that Government spending on dementia research will be boosted by two-thirds, with a £22 … Continue reading

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Using Assistive Technology to Support People with Dementia (Housing LIN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary This Housing LIN review examines the many ways in which Assistive Technology (AT) can support people with dementia.  This document looks at … Continue reading

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Wandering Prevention Device (Lok8u Ltd)

Summary A local company (Lok8u Ltd) has launched a dementia wandering prevention device. This wrist mounted GPS / GSM / RF device may be used in the home and out and about. The main advantages of this equipment is that … Continue reading

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Supporting Safe Walking for People with Dementia

Summary People with dementia walk about or leave their homes in what may appear to be an aimless way, although it is likely that this behaviour has meaning for the person with dementia. The more enlightened shift of emphasis towards the promotion … Continue reading

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