Mindme personal tracker
I learnt about this useful system at the over 50’s show at Olympia and whist anyone with a dementia diagnosis can have a free tracking unit from Ostrich Care this one offers global scope and may suit some people better.
Being aware of the in-house systems available through local councils and elderly charities, I was interested in the range this personal tracker had to offer.
Unlike the ones currently available, this unit can be used anywhere in the world so it is handy for anyone travelling with dementia as many do with early stages of the disease. It does also mean it can be used in the garden or out on a mobility scooter, or in a car.
It is also ideal for anyone caring for a person with Dementia who may wander away from home and is an ideal gift for family members to buy for an elderly relative giving everyone peace of mind.
Mindme Locate Specially designed for people with dementia or leaning difficulties
Mindme Locate has been designed to find people who wander because they have dementia or learning difficulties.
The design is simple, with no confusing lights or buttons. It is small and light and it can be carried in a leather belt pouch, as a key fob, worn as a pendant or even put in a pocket or bag. The device will operate up to 48 hours between battery charges.
Carers can look up the location of the user on Mindme’s website at any time, and as often as they wish. In an emergency they can also call the Mindme Response Centre, which is operated by Chichester Careline, and is staffed by highly trained operators who understand the challenges of caring for people with dementia or mental impairment. They will locate the wearer and help organise somebody to collect them.
Mindme Locate uses satellites to determine the location of the user which makes it accurate to about 10 metres when outside. Because Locate reports its location around every 4 minutes, even if the wearer is out of ‘sight’ of the satellites – in a large tall building for example – Mindme’s software can give a very good indication of their location.