Free GPS tracker for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia

this picture shows a purple angel logo which is the global sign for dementia

I came across Ostrich in 2013 in Farewell magazine. I contacted them and have watched them explode into something huge. They help us Purple Angel ambassadors raise awareness regarding dementia.

They had agreed to provide 150,000 GPS  tracker systems for those with a diagnosis of dementia. These systems mean that if someone “wanders” or goes out and forgets how to get home, which is common in dementia they can be located quickly and returned to safety.

These GPS tracker systems save lives and NOW Ostrich have agreed to provide them FREE of charge to anyone living with a diagnosis of dementia.

Please share this on Face Book using the share keys below this article. I don’t want anyone who could be kept safe not to be !

This is an amazingly kind gesture from a young philanthropist Lawrence, the founder of Ostrich.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.


  1. My mum has dementia. We are using a small personal tracking device I’ve bought from Rewire Security and it works just great.. Paid 50£ initially for the device and 10£ annual service fee for the actual tracking platform and mobile app that allows me to locate her 24/7.

  2. Peter, I apologise for a slow reply but I have been away and had little Internet access.

    I personally feel the generous gift of a tracking device with a value of £125 is amazing. Yes there are monthly monitoring charges of £15.99. Many people spend this on coffee in a month and family members may consider sharing the cost for the peace of mind the device provides should their loved one wander or get lost.

    Also if they receive Direct Payments they can often claim these charges back as a “need for care”.

    There is also a one off fee of £9.99 which covers replacing the unit three times should it be lost. I think we need to look at the bigger picture and appreciate what is being offered for free as a gesture of kindness and not what someone may have to pay for and I am sure you will agree Peter that if these devices save ten lives a year they are priceless?

  3. Caron, might I also suggest you just check if “free” also includes the exemption of the monthly tracking fee of £17.99 +VAT (if applicable), I not sure it does but I stand to be corrected. This is is also in regard to people with dementia.

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