Rapidly locating loved ones at risk to wander
CareRing is a wireless wearable device that has been designed and created similarly with the needs of both caregivers and their loved ones in mind. Persons with cognitive disorders are at risk to wander and unknowingly find themselves in dangerous life threatening situations. Caregivers constantly stress and worry that their loved ones may wander and get into trouble. Certainly they also worry that they may not be able to quickly locate them should they go missing.
With CareRing, caregivers are alerted in situations such as elopement, a possible fall, temperature extremes or even more tampering with the bracelet. CareRing is pro-active, providing alerts to caregivers when problem situations arise. It is also reactive in emergencies, incorporating leading edge tracking and reporting technologies.
Alzheimer's and dementia affect 6 out of 10 Canadians
More than half a million people in Canada live with dementia. About 60 percent of them will wander away at some point and possibly become lost — a life-threatening situation, especially during winter and in rural areas.
Some families are turning to high-tech solutions such as tracking phones and wristwatches, or shoe insoles with GPS, in order to keep tabs on relatives with dementia.