Keeping track of dementia sufferers

Older people in a west London care home are to be tagged using
monitoring equipment similar to that used to keep track of young

Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers at Martin House in the London
Borough of Ealing, will be equipped with monitoring devices that
look similar to wrist watches and are designed to alert care
workers when the resident leaves a particular area.

The Alzheimer’s Society said that tagging technology could be
beneficial for people with dementia but stresses that individuals
should give their consent for the technology to be used. As a
result, the charity believes its use is likely to be limited to
people in the early to moderate stages of the disease and not to
the majority of people in residential care.

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