Sussex Police and Dementia

Mind Me GPS for dementia sufferers

Sussex Police have adopted a proactive attitude to the issue of those who suffer with Dementia and wander.  In most cases it is the the Police who are the first port of call for people who’s relative has gone missing. This is a costly use of police time when numbers of officers have already being reduced

They have invested in  “Mind Me” GPS tracking devices and distributed them to the most vulnerable dementia suffers in the county.

These  “Mind Me” units are a cost effective alternative to the Police helicopter at £800 per hour and reduces anxiety for the family.

Mind me GPSI was first introduced to these” Mind Me” units last September at the 2012 over 50’s show when I met the creator ( as Above).

I thought then that they were an excellent idea and although no one wants a loss of privacy,  for their family they really offer peace of mind and save lives too.

To read the rest of the SussexPolice story and watch a short video confirming the advantage of these devices, please click here

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Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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