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GPS technologies in managing the risks associated with safer walking in people with dementia - a practical perspective

Many people with a cognitive impairment are likely to become lost at some stage of their illness; this can cause great distress to individuals and to their relatives. GPS location equipment has become available recently and has been trialled with a number of families. Although the technology itself is not complicated, it introduces a number of problems including battery management, device selection and returning the individual when they have become lost. A process has been developed to simplify these problems. When it is followed, the outcomes have been positive for all stakeholders.

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Additional Titles
Journal of Assistive Technologies

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
1754-9450
Resource Database
Social care online
Publication Year
2010
Issue Number
3
Volume Number
4
Start Page
4-8