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Trialling a New Tracker Device

Inspire will soon be trialling a new Tracker Device for those living with Dementia and the vulnerable. For people living with Dementia, going wandering is quite a common issue. In many cases, they are often walking with a particular purpose in mind. It can be that they are following a remembered routine or habit. They could suddenly feel that they need to go shopping and that's where they think they should be. If they are bored, it may be that they will go looking for something to do. If the person used to have a busy lifestyle, it could be that they feel the need to burn up excess energy. 

A symptom of Dementia is confusion, so therefore, the person could be trying to retrace their steps in order to attempt to remember what they were doing or if they don't recognise where they are they may be looking for a familiar place or something that triggers a past memory which they may recognise. 

Wandering isn't just confined to daylight hours, as this can also happen during the night. Someone living with Dementia does not always have a sense of time and although it may be dark, 5 o'clock could be 5pm and not 5am to them. 

This can be very distressing for those who care for the individual and whilst there are plenty of strategies to help prevent it, there is still the worry that a loved one may suddenly disappear. One way to help cope is to invest in a tracking device. These come in many forms and can be hung around the neck, slipped into a wallet or purse, attached to a key ring etc. 

In order to evaluate the effectiveness, we will be soon trialling a device and further details will follow.

Finally, in the event that they should go a-wandering register their details with the local police - "The Herbert Protocol" - a police initiative which is a national scheme which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing. A downloadable form is available by clicking HERE

Carers are at the heart of everything we do.​  We are:

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Inclusive, respecting the diversity of each other’s caring experiences

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Our services include:
Assisted Shopping
Friends for the Bereaved
Home Conversation

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For further information on how we can help and our services please contact:  
Marilyn Cockett on:
01302 770662/ 07899050622
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Inspire Doncaster is dementia friendly and a member of Doncaster Dementia Action Alliance.
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