The GPS tracking technology that search and rescue teams, police, and firefighters utilize everyday to assist people in need is now available to help families and the elderly suffering from memory-related problems. GPS tracking systems, already having a proven track record of saving lives and assisting families in need, are now designed specifically for monitoring a parent or family member who may be suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's, or another form of memory-related problems. If you have a parent or family member who shows a consistent pattern of forgetful behavior, or may struggle living an independent life, a personal monitoring GPS tracking device will make your life easier and less stressful. A personal monitoring GPS tracking system is extremely valuable because it will alert you or record if an elderly person is:
GPS tracking systems can provide certainty, safety, and security that can make the difficult road of memory-loss a little easier and less stressful for everyone involved.
With a GPS elderly tracking device you will have the ability to watch Grandma or Grandpa's mobility, verify they are staying in a particular area such as home or nursing facility, and all of that information can be accessed anytime because elderly tracking systems can function and operate on a continuous basis. Another beneficial feature that elderly GPS tracking systems have is the ability to set virtual boundaries, or what is known as a "Geo-fence". When an elderly person enters or exits the virtual boundary set by family members an alert will be sent, informing family members that the GPS system has left the predetermined "safe" area. People suffering from Alzheimer's disease frequently wander away or become lost, placing themselves and others in sometimes potentially dangerous situations. The situation can be even more frightening if the elderly person becomes lost in a foreign area or large city.
GPS elderly tracking systems allow families to feel rest assured knowing that they will always be in touch with a family member or parent suffering from memory-related problems. Regardless if the GPS systems application is for additional security or health-related situations, the technology provides relief and comfort to those worried about a parent or family member. Never again will stress and anxiety cultivate from a parent not answering a phone call, or if a doctor's appointment is missed. Having the ability to receive alerts if a loved one enters or leaves a virtual-fenced area, and always having their location accessible by computer is how elderly GPS tracking systems are helping improve lives.
An elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's Disease wandered away from her home at some point late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and froze to death in the street. The woman, who was wearing nothing but her night gown, was found by local Cartierville police at 7:00 a.m. where she was quickly pronounced dead on the scene. Suffering from a degenerative mental illness, the woman entered the -20 degree temperatures and could not find her way back home before the weather was able to do it's damage. Sadly, wandering and becoming lost is a very common characteristic of people suffering Alzheimer's Disease, and that is why many people have been discussing a mandate that would require sufferers of the disease to wear GPS tracking systems.
The woman's son, who was sleeping in the next room, noticed his mother was missing shortly after 4:00a.m. At that point he began to search for her for approximately one hour before phoning local law enforcement to report her missing. By the time police were able to locate the woman she was already dead. However, what if she was wearing a GPS tracking system? What if her whereabouts could have been accessed in seconds via the tracking system technology?
GPS tracking systems allow caregivers the ability to find patients suffering with Alzheimer's Disease with only a few clicks of a mouse. The real-time tracking system data is accessible online, and the GPS systems allow caregivers to set up virtual boundaries around a patient's house or care facility, allowing caregivers to be notified by phone if the patient leaves or enters the area. There is a great stress and burden many caregivers feel monitoring people suffering with Alzheimer's because of the wandering tendencies, but GPS tracking systems may be able to relieve some of that stress by providing additional security and peace-of-mind.
GPS tracking systems have been found to have amazing results when used on senior citizen's automobiles. Every year statistics have shown that our senior citizens are having major problems driving. Being considered high-risk drivers, seniors over the age of 65 find themselves involved in a high-rate of auto accidents and fender benders. GPS tracking system devices provide senior drivers and their family members an avenue to improve safety and monitor driving.
Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and other physical aliments/problems are serious disabilities affecting many of our seniors. These conditions can have an enormous negative impact on a senior's driving capabilities. By using GPS tracking systems on our senior's automobiles we can find out with certainty if their physical or mental condition is having an effect on their driving habits. GPS tracking systems can alert family members if a senior relative is excessively speeding, driving to slow, engaging in repetitious driving habits such as circling around a particular area a great deal, or is simply lost and of need assistance. With the help of GPS tracking system technology people can now detect and decide if it is time for our elders to hang up the car keys, or feel confident with them sharing the roadways with everyone safely.
Sadly, for many people with age comes memory-loss, and with that memory-loss can come less independence. Many families have to deal with the stress and struggles of having an elderly family member battling anything from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, to occasional forgetfulness. Anybody who has felt the panic and anxiety after an elderly family member became lost for hours or days understands how devastating and intense the situation can be. One of the main problems with elderly persons battling memory-loss is that they can easily fall into a haze or state of confusion then lead functional, normal lives the next moment. With the pendulum swings coming at unexpected times, many families are finding a sense of relief in a GPS tracking system simply known as the Victoria.
GPS tracking systems offer families who have a member suffering with memory-loss the comfort that their elderly loved one(s) will never become lost. When an elderly person suffering from memory-loss falls into a state of confusion they can be a danger to themselves or others, leaving a family scared and panicked. However, many families are now turning to GPS tracking system devices to alleviate their fears in two ways.
When a truck driver pulled over to take a rest at a Plymouth, Indiana truck stop, he was shocked to find a confused and disoriented elderly man roaming around. The truck driver said, "I frequently park my semi at truck stops to stretch my legs and take a break from driving, but when I saw the elderly gentleman wandering around I knew something was wrong." The truck driver was correct in his assessment of the situation. The confused elderly man was Robert Bowers, a 76-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and their was a state-wide adult alert sent out in his native Ohio because he was considered missing. Authorities had difficulty finding the missing man because he was not wearing a GPS tracking system, a technological device many people suffering with Alzheimer's are now commonly using.
GPS tracking systems help caregivers and family members keep track of their loved ones suffering with Alzheimer's.
GPS tracking systems are being used to monitor almost everything in today's world. The interesting portion of this story is that the man who was suffering from Alzheimer's was unable to be located by authorities because he was not wearing a GPS tracking system, but the truck driver who found the missing man had a GPS tracking system equipped to his semi-truck.
GPS tracking systems are equipped in most freight trucks and large delivery vehicles across the United States. The same GPS tracking systems that document the location of a truck driver are modified into clothing or bracelets and used by caregivers to monitor the movements of people suffering with memory-related illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease.
As we become older, we become more and more susceptible to some of the most debilitating diseases. Our immune systems grow weaker with age, and as our body goes through massive physical changes during the aging process, so to does our brain. Diminished cognitive patterns and decreased reactions are common characteristics associated with aging, but at what level of physical and mental deterioration should a family become concerned? When should family members be worried about the family memeber who is occasional "forgetting where the keys are" or "Getting lost on the drive home story" may be developing a serious problem? When should conversations about degenerative diseases, such as dementia or Alzheimer's, be intently discussed? Although their are many serious and tough questions that may have to be brought to the surface, GPS tracking system technology can now assist in the process.
Alzhimers is a disease that becomes more aggressive over time and will end fatally. Alzheimer's kills brain cells and results in memory loss and severe forgetfulness. Today, this disease of the brain affects over 5 million people in the United States, according to the Alzheimer's Association.