A new tool to help locate wandering Alzheimer’s patients

New GPS Shoes will help caregivers keep track of wandering elderly patients

Although no fully accurate statistics exist, around 30,000 cases of wandering Alzheimer’s patients are reported annually. The numbers could be significantly higher – some say over 120,000.

It’s estimated that approximately 60 percent of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s will wander off from their caregivers. Current statistics say 5.4 million Americans are living with this disease. And with baby boomers aging, those numbers could reach as high as 16 million by 2050.

There’s a new tool available to help caregivers keep track of those who might wander.

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