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My husband, who has AD, is still OK to wander about the city by himself. But he has a bad ankle, and needs to use a cane. Unfortunately, he will leave a store or restaurant without noticing that he has left it behind.

Replacing the canes is getting expensive, and he gets very gloomy when it happens. Does anyone have any advice?

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Maybe you can attach a key finder to it or like the one on your key chain for your car? Good luck.
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How about pinning a name badge on him that says, "Please don't let me forget my cane" and a Smiley Face?

I'm actually kind of surprised he can get about like that on his own . . .
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Neon color tape might help. A masculine yellow, orange, blue or green - no pink.
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I use an address label and add the phone number (mine).
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My mother lost a couple and we put her name and phone number on her walker and she got a call. She was still driving at 90 but once she left walker in back of her car and backed over it but my brother fixed it as there wasn't much damage. This brings back memories as she died this year at 98.
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Both of the above are good ideas. Consider getting a cane that stands up on its own too. It will be more visible.
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Would it be possible to get a wristlet to attach the cane to his wrist? If you do a search on Amazon for "wristlet" you will find one with a coil for $2. It's black, very masculine. There is a ring on the end for keys, which you would need to attach to the cane top. Should be possible.
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Put his name and phone number on the cane. The finder will call you.
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