Provide Tracking Wristbands to Dementia Patients

🇺🇸 United States

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How Do I Take Action? Your donation provides Project LifeSaver tracking wristbands to dementia patients.

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Description

Wandering is a major safety concern for people, especially seniors, suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as it causes them to get lost, confused, injured and even die. 6 out of every 10 people suffering from dementia will wander, leading CAPSLO, in partnership with San Luis Obispo County’s Project Lifesaver Program, to provide signal-emitting wristbands which dramatically decrease search and rescue times from hours and days to mere minutes.

Product Code: 10205

Knowledge Bank

Importance Importance

Wandering, a common behaviour in dementia patients, is a very serious threat to their safety, health and wellbeing due to its unpredictability and potential consequences. Around 50% of patients suffer from serious injuries or death if they aren’t found within 24 hours due to dangers like hypothermia, heat stroke, road accidents, dehydration and lack of essential medication, among others. Dementia patients are easily disoriented and confused, and the lifesaver wristbands dramatically decrease the risk of injuries and death of a wandering patient.

Facts & Stats Facts & Stats
  • Only 12% of dementia patients which have been lost for 72 hours survive
  • Dementia is the umbrella term for symptoms that negatively impact memory. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia
  • Dementia is progressive and leads to a reduction in cognitive functions like memory, judgment, behaviour, personality, planning and thinking
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States
  • 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease
SDG in Action SDG in Action

Your impact donation is helping to achieve the below Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations.

  • SDG3 Good Health and Well-being

Provider

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Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.

We have served over 38,000 individuals through our child and family and homeless services and our health, senior and veteran programs. We help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and economic stability as we focus on high-quality early education and child care, affordable and accessible healthcare and education, addressing barriers to affordable housing and basic needs and resource management.

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🇺🇸 San Luis Obispo, California

Provide Tracking Wristbands to Dementia Patients

🇺🇸 United States

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$30.00
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