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I have see some traking devices for this here is a sample of it http://bit.ly/aid_wear
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I have a Garmin GPS device I put in her purse, and I try to get her to wear shoes with a built in tracker, but she won't always wear those. I have her name on the outside of her coat and her shirt.
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This past weekend my idea and team won 1st place at StartUp Weekend. We created the CareBand a wander management solution for individuals with Dementia.
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thats a relief to hear you found something that works! Im interested to learn more about the tracking device you found, maybe in combination with the security system i use it'd be a good way to keep a constant eye on my stepdad while still giving him an appropriate amount of freedom.
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I started using a Care Trak Personal tracking device. I found it through the Sheriff's dept in Beaufort County, NC. Thank the Lord, I have not had to call the Sheriff's dept. He still loves to take off but I have a great caregiver who walks with him or follows in the car. Most of the time, he will get in the car after a few blocks or I come home and get him. No way you could keep him in the house. He loves being outside! Thanks for all the answers.
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Definitely a GPS of some kind on their person. People with AD can be very resourceful escape artists even with people watching them.
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have you tried looking into self-installed security systems? when i was caring for my step father we tried a TON of different things and this ended up being our best option. it doesn't belittle the patient by making them wear a bracelet or something and it is a inexpensive way to constantly monitor who is coming on to or leaving your property. i'll send you the website link if you still need it
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The Sheriff here has a program that will provide an ankle bracelet that contains a GPS chip.They will come out once a month to test it and install new batteries. There is not a fee for this service. Personally I don't like the shoe idea, a false sense of security IMO. What if they wear a different pair of shoes, or none at all. The trick is to keep them from wandering in the first place. So, some sort of alarm on the doors would probably work.

I know these things can happen, but three times recently when there are caregivers with him sounds like the CG needs to be more vigilant.
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You can try several different products specifically designed for long-term care dementia patients. There is a medical ID bracelet/necklace which is tracking device, but if he does not feel comfortable, there is also a shoes with a GPS chip that can track people who wander away from home. Here's a couple of resources that you can choose from:

http://www.infolongtermcare.org/iltc-news/gps-shoes-aid-memory-care/
http://www.alz.org/care/dementia-medic-alert-safe-return.asp
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If you go to the Alzheimer's online store they sell both door alarms and also a special lock that would be too confusing for most people with Alzheimers to figure out. Or just have someone install an old-fashioned door bell that rings when the door opens (like in a store). Good luck, it's got to be scary to have him wandering off.
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You need door alarms. They can be installed my an alarm company or you can have someone do it for you. They don't have to be elaborate.

I know a woman that was wandering, because her husband has to work and the courts now, mandate her care, her meds, her appointments - everything. It is not what the family wanted and it is terrible to try and coordinate.

I can remember my father in law wandering off, in the early stages of Alz. They lived in a trailer and he was easier to watch, there. My family finally started taking him to day care.
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It is my husband. I have sitters come in several times a week. He sneaks out and takes off. Monday he walked 2 miles down a busy road. I was called and found him on my way home. Usually he has walked to my mom's house 2 blocks away.
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Could you please tell us more? Is he leaving home? Does he live alone?
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There are tracking devices available through most cell phone carriers.
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