The latest in locator device technology
September marked the launch of Dementia Connections, a magazine specifically written for those living with Dementia and their families. The publication talks about Dementia Friendly Communities and Programs, Expert Advise and Medical Breakthroughs.
In March 2013, AHS partnered with a research team led by Lili Liu from the University of Alberta’s faculty of rehabilitation medicine for the Locator Device Project (LDP). The two-year study of GPS locator technologies included 45 clients from Calgary and Grand Prairie with cognitive impairment that had demonstrated a perceived risk of wandering.
“The study found that using the device provided increased independence for clients during activities of daily living,” Jajszczok says. “They could be available to do more and there is a big increase in peace of mind for caregivers.”