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Investigating the effectiveness and ethics of GPS technology for people with dementia

People with dementia like to be able to walk outside and research shows that it is a good thing for people to do. However, leaving the house to walk outside is not without its risks for someone with dementia, as the condition can affect a person's way-finding abilities and capacity to remember.

Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies can provide peace of mind to people with dementia and families, but the use of such technologies is controversial and divides opinion, particularly amongst health and social care professionals.  This study by the Alzheimer's Society will investigate.

Read more on the Alzheimer's Society website.