When people hear the word dementia, they generally associate it with a single disease, which it isn’t. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a memory loss problem that impacts the proper functioning of the brain, and that affects different parts responsible for learning, memory retention, and language interpretation.
Per the dementia statistics, globally the number of people living with dementia will increase from 50 million in 2018 to 250m in 2050. At present 850,000 people are living with dementia alone in the United Kingdom.
Contrary to what some believe, dementia isn’t a normal part of aging and is not as same as Alzheimer’s, although Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common causes of dementia in the older generation.
Although Dementia is still a very real struggle for people living with it, advancing technology and a growing awareness of it has resulted in improvements in the quality of life for sufferers, and technology has enhanced the safety and security of those who have Dementia.
Dementia, without assistance, can be scary and overwhelming not only for the sufferer but also for the people taking care of them. This is why it is essential to have every possible assistance provided to them.
In today’s post we are going to discuss some of the technological innovations that have helped people with dementia live a safe and secure life:
One of the common symptoms of Dementia is losing the ability to keep track of time and feeling anxious as a result. Place a digital clock, a clear, large digital clock in easy view of the person, so that they are able to maintain their daily routine and reduce anxiety. You can also invest a bit more in large wall clocks that display the day, the date, the weather and whether it is day or night.
- MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:
People with dementia can have trouble taking their prescriptions, as a result of memory loss. You can now purchase a hi-tech automated pill dispenser, which is programmed to automatically open and make an audible noise to remind the patient to take their pills. There is a pill dispenser with an alert system that vibrates to inform the patient of the time to take medicine. You can also make a simple pillbox marked with day and time at home.
- GPS TRACKING DEVICES:
Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. Getting them a wearable GPS tracking device like SureSafe Mobile GPS Tracker Alarm can help the caregiver in the event of an emergency by informing them of the wearer’s location. Additionally, unlike traditional personal alarms that only allow one-way communication, SureSafe GPS Tracking device allow for two way communication, directly through the pendant. SureSafe Mobile GPS Tracker Alarm provides safety and security inside as well as outside the home.
- WEARABLE MONITORING DEVICES:
Aside from GPS tracking devices, you can also give your relatives who have dementia, a wearable medical alert device from SureSafe. The SureSafe range of personal alarm, lifeline alarm, telecare, and careline alarms can help them live independent, and more safe and secure, life. We have a fall detection alarm that automatically detects a fall based on changes in airspeed and air pressure. We also have a range of no-landline personal alarm for elderly people, meaning people without landlines can also be protected.
Whenever you think about getting your aging parents or relatives suffering from dementia a wearable medical alert system, think about SureSafe. We are the leading providers of medical alarm device in the United Kingdom offering the widest range of personal alarm devices in the UK