Fifteen years ago, none of us knew how many steps we had walked at the end of the day, and none of us had even thought about being able to call someone using our watch and not our phone. Times have changed, and now everybody is wearing some sort of technology.
Wearable Tech for People with Dementia & Their Carers
Not only for the younger generation, or people that love the latest gadgets, wearable technology has the ability to revolutionise the healthcare industry and help us all as we grow older. For those diagnosed with dementia, new technology has the ability to help them maintain their independence safely and improve their quality of life.
For many families and carers of people with dementia, a major concern is that their loved one will lose their independence, go missing, or have an accident. In the past, you’d often find that the only reasonable solution was a pendant or bracelet with an SOS watch button to be pressed should the wearer need assistance. Often bulky, these early assistive technologies were easily identified and contributed to the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding the elderly and dementia.
Wearable Technology in 2019
Fast-forward to 2019 and wearable technology could not be more different. Smart watches are popular across all age groups, and devices like CPR Guardian Watch have numerous different features that can improve people’s wellbeing in a smart, discreet accessory.
The CPR Guardian is an easy-to-use standalone mobile phone watch with an integrated SIM card. It’s a personal alarm that contacts family. They can view the location and well-being of the wearer remotely by using the Guardian mobile APP for Android and iOS. Carers can call the fall detection watch just like a mobile phone. Visit our website to learn more.