People with dementia living in their own homes in the community are frequently considered to be at risk of wandering and the police regularly assist in searches for people who have wandered or become lost and disorientated. The Fife Telecare Development Programme (TDP) promotes the use of Telecare to support frail and vulnerable people to remain in their own homes and communities. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) enable the emergency location of a person who has become lost or disorientated. This project piloted the use of GPS systems to assist people with dementia to continue activities independently whilst reassuring their carers.
Download the application form: OTW 11 Safer Walking for People with Dementia