A resource for San Diego families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Clothing That Keeps Alzheimer's Patients from Wandering
I remember years ago hearing about research being done at M.I.T. to embed technology into our clothing. It sounded far-fetched at the time but toda, we're seeing such an application with the announcement of $300 shoes containing GPS technology to track Alzheimer's patients who may wander.
Though the price point may be an issue for some cash-strapped families, this is a great example of "functional clothing" that does double duty as both garment and device. And wandering is an issue with many families who have a loved one at home requiring constant monitoring.