Wandering is a common behavioral expression by older people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, wandering can be harmful and even life-threatening, putting people with dementia at risk of falls or other injuries, getting lost, dehydration, traffic accidents or drowning. At the very least, the prospect of a loved one wandering can cause a tremendous amount of distress and anxiety for caregivers and family members.
If you have a loved one who is prone to wandering, a GPS tracker device can help safeguard their well-being by monitoring their location at all times. Read on to learn more about GPS-enabled trackers to see if this type of device might be a worthy investment for yourself or a loved one.