With the number of retiring baby boomers on the rise, the number of individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is also climbing.  As the numbers are expected to continue increasing, some health care agencies are looking into GPS tracking applications as a useful tool in allowing dementia patient’s more freedom and families additional peace of mind.

One Scandinavian study is testing the use of a GPS tracking app with dementia patients to gauge the impact on GPS tracking on the lives of dementia patients.  So far the study has included approximately 50 patients for up to a year each.  According to the study, those patients who used the GPS tracking app felt safer, had more freedom, and an overall better quality of life.

Source: http://www.gizmag.com/dementia-gps-sinteff/26014/

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