The initial symptoms of senile dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in elderly people, are big problems with disorientation.
The person that’s suffering from the disease, is constantly losing their skill to orient themselves whether it is a spiritual or time orientation. They will sometimes feel lost in their own home. These people are always feeling disordered, and they get uncomfortable wherever they are at the moment. They might enter a state of constant anxiety, which is very hard to prevent or stop.
Sometimes, this state can lead these people to walk away from their home, and they won’t even be aware of it.
People who have family members dealing with this disease, unfortunately most of them have experienced that very scary situation, where their loved one that suffers from the disease, will all of a sudden disappear, and get lost.
A company from Japan was looking to find a solution to the problem, and they have made a GPS device that is added into their shoes, and they can be tracked wherever they go. So each time the person with the disease puts on their shoes, and leaves the house without telling anybody, the GPS device is going to track them down, no matter where or how far they’ve gotten.
Wish Hills organization has determined a gadget which they expectation can help the older individuals that experience the ill effects of Alzheimer’s or feeble dementia to make sense of how to get back home, at the end of the day, have their relative discover them.
Old individuals that experience the ill effects of these infections don’t utilize watches or cell phones and they become totally confused of existence.
In any case, the one thing that they can’t go outside without is their shoes. This Japanese organization made sense of that and they made the GPS gadgets which can be added to the shoes for a simple area.
A notice is sent to a cell phone from this GPS gadget to a close relative that will have the option to find the individual with the ailment utilizing a guide. The guide can be seen either on a cell phone or a PC.
When the old individual moves away 165ft (50 m), 328 ft (100m), or 1640 ft (500 m) outside of his home, the GPS gadget will send the notice. This will help find his precise area sooner than it could be.
Now, the GPS shoes are sold in Japan only, and they are not very cheap. They are about $300 a pair.
But, the device is not going to benefit only Japan, with 25% of its population over the age of 65. The whole world is able to benefit from some invention such as this one.
The WHO (World Health Organization) has reported that 47.5 million people all across the world are dealing with senile dementia. Every year, there are more new cases of the disease in 7.7 million people. This type of data is disturbing, and there are countries that can get involved in using these helpful devices.