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the need, but I DO wish it had been presented from other than a “dollar and cents” angle. However……..when someone starts saying, “Dementia patients lose their tags too often and the cost of replacement is prohibitive. Let’s just implant them just under the skin.”…… Well, let’s just not go there.

“GPS tags for dementia patients”

“Police in Sussex hope to save hundreds of thousands of pounds by avoiding costly call-outs which can involve helicopters and several police officers.

The tracking device can be worn around a patient’s neck, clipped to a belt or attached to a set of house keys. It features a button which enables the wearer to speak directly to an operator in a 24-hour call centre.

Family and friends can also log in to the system and monitor the whereabouts of their elderly relatives. ”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10029205/GPS-tags-for-dementia-patients.html

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By Doug

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