Patients with Alzheimer`s disease can now be easily tracked down with GPS shoes

Alzheimer is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gradually
worsens over time. It is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia. The most common early
symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events.
Patients who are diagnosed with Alzheimer can become a danger to themselves. As the disease
advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation (including easily
getting lost), mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self-care, and behavioural issues.
They often withdraw from family and society.
Affected people increasingly rely on others for assistance, often placing a burden on the
caregiver.
An added reassurance is the form of a GPS device that can be added to the shoes of the patient
diagnosed with Alzheimer, which would make really easy to track their location, whenever they
wander around.
When the person moves a certain distance away from the house a notification is sent to the
smartphone of a close relative and their location can be viewed on a map.
It is said that currently, these GPS shoes are sold only in Japan and sell for about $300 per pair,
for people with dementia.

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