My friend's mom is suffering from Alzheimer's. Does GPS tracking help the situation?

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I have been frustrated in dealing with my friend since she keeps worrying about her mother getting lost and suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. Obviously, I'm concerned for my friend and her loving family but when this gets in my way of work and other personal business, I think this is getting too far. I was wondering if using GPS Tracking can help my friend keep track of her mom, and finally focus on my own stuff.

Anything I should know before telling my friend about this? Should I actually tell her to buy this device for her mom? 

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    Damn dude.. that's harsh, I'd go buy a GPS if I were you, better be safe than sorry I think, I don't know how to feel about this since I've never experienced having a family member having Alzheimer's, but after reading it seems to be awful than I thought it would be. If it makes you feel better getting a GPS might help.

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      I talked to my friend about this, she said it's okay but I still really don't know what GPS i'm gonna get, I guess I need to research this stuff. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.

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      Just an update. Her sister is coming over to their home to care for their mother, which means I still have time to think this through.
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    You too man, I hope you have a nice day and if you want me to recommend a GPS try Trackimo, it's an external GPS that has a phone app, a friend of mine I asked said she's enjoying using Trackimo. Here's a link to it . Again Good vibes to you and your friend.

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      Looked at several GPS trackers online and found a few trackers that I find interesting. 

      I still haven't received the PM btw.... 

       

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      Trackimo looks nice, it has an SOS button which is really useful in my case. But the price though... i'm not sure of it.

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      It looks like I have to save a few bucks regarding this gps tracker, didn't realize how expensive these are...

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    I would think that it would give your friend some kind of peace of mind knowing exactly where here mom is. Seniors with Alzheimer's are known to walk off and not come back. I HATE seeing on the news that a senior went missing... wondered off and didn't come back. I live in Florida so it's way to common. I would say to enable GPS on her moms cell phone but... they can easily forget that. I would look into a GPS tracking device that can be a necklace or watch. Before my father passed away I bought him a smart phone, in hopes he would remember to bring it with him, so I could find him if needed.

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    Hi clarkson,

    I think the GPS tracking will not works every time, Instead of doing this why you guys don't provide caregiver for his Mom.

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      Today's technology with GPS tracking is pretty advanced, rarely does it fail if you purchase the right product. Ideally, a caregiver and GPS tracking tool is a great combo if financially feasible. The issue though is that a caregiver is not there 24/7, a GPS tracker is. If they wonder off late at night they can still be found.

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