🇺🇸 United States
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.
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.
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🇺🇸 San Luis Obispo, California