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A guide to choosing Dementia Alarms and Devices

Monitored dementia devices help keep vulnerable people safer, reducing the support they require from health and social services and from the emergency services.

Use this guide to find the most suitable monitored dementia device for your loved one.

A monitored dementia device provides great peace-of-mind and confidence to partners and family members who worry about their loved one's wellbeing. Taking Care’s specialist Emergency Resolution Team will answer emergency calls from the monitored device 24-hours a day so support is always on hand if your loved one is in distress, wanders off or gets lost.

With GPS tracking, the Emergency Resolution Team can accurately identify the location coordinates of the device and arrange for help to quickly reach the person in need. Some devices can have safe zones configured that automatically alert friends or family if the device moves outside of pre-set locations.

Choose from the options below to compare dementia alarms and find the best GPS device for your loved one.

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No minimum contract with the monthly subscription or save 10% when you pay annually.

We have 4 alarms for people living with dementia or Alzheimer's disease that meet your requirements:

Dementia Locate
Dementia Locate

Dementia Locate

A simple to use GPS dementia tracker designed to find people who may wander. Walking with poor short-term memory can result in people becoming lost, confused, disorientated, and upset.

Set-up cost £80.00 (£96.00 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£16.50/month /year
(£19.80 incl VAT) ( incl VAT)
  • Yes Specifically designed for people living with dementia or Alzheimer's
  • Yes Worn as neck pendant, key fob or kept in a pocket or bag
  • Yes Simple GPS tracking device
  • Yes No speaker or microphone
  • Yes No confusing buttons or lights
  • Yes GPS location-aware
  • Yes GPS safety zones
  • Yes Works anywhere in the UK
  • Yes 48 hour battery charge
  • Yes 12 month warranty
  • Yes No landline required
  • Yes No base unit required
  • Yes UK-based 24 hour monitoring
  • Yes You own the GPS Dementia Tracker

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Out-and-About Classic GPS Alarm
Out-and-About Classic GPS Alarm

Out-and-About Classic GPS Alarm

This basic GPS alarm has all the features of the Dementia Locate and has an SOS button. It is suitable for someone living with mild or moderate dementia symptoms.

Set-up cost £85.00 (£102.00 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£17.15/month £185.22/year
(£20.58 incl VAT) (£222.26 incl VAT)
  • Yes Worn as a neck pendant or on a keyring
  • Yes Talk with us through the pendant
  • Yes GPS location-aware
  • Yes GPS safety zones
  • Yes Works anywhere in the UK
  • Yes 48 hour pendant battery charge
  • Yes 12 month warranty
  • Yes No landline required
  • Yes No base unit required
  • Yes UK-based 24 hour monitoring
  • Yes You own the Mindme GPS personal alarm

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Out-and-About Personal Alarm Watch
Out-and-About Personal Alarm Watch

Out-and-About Personal Alarm Watch

Easy-to-use personal alarm built into a watch. Includes GPS tracking to provide family members with reassurance and peace of mind.

Set-up cost £99.99 (£119.99 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£17.15/month £185.22/year
(£20.58 incl VAT) (£222.26 incl VAT)
  • Yes Worn as a watch
  • Yes Talk with us through the watch
  • Yes GPS location-aware
  • Yes GPS safety zones
  • Yes Pedometer
  • Yes Works anywhere in the UK
  • Yes Approx 16 - 18 hour battery charge
  • Yes 12 month warranty
  • Yes No landline required
  • Yes No base unit required
  • Yes UK-based 24 hour monitoring
  • Yes You own the Mindme Personal Alarm Watch

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Out-and-About Mobile Alarm
Out-and-About Mobile Alarm

Out-and-About Mobile Alarm

More suitable for someone with early stage dementia diagnosis or mild symptoms. This GPS alarm includes fall detection and mobile calling.

Set-up cost £134.99 (£161.99 incl VAT)
Subscription cost
£19.99/month £215.89/year
(£23.99 incl VAT) (£259.07 incl VAT)
  • Yes Worn as a neck pendant or on belt clip
  • Yes Talk with us through the Pearl pendant
  • Yes Fall detection
  • Yes GPS location-aware
  • Yes GPS safety zones
  • Yes Mobile calling
  • Yes Works anywhere in the UK
  • Yes Up to 50 hour pendant battery charge
  • Yes 12 month warranty warranty
  • Yes No landline required
  • Yes No base unit required
  • Yes UK-based 24 hour monitoring
  • Yes You own the Oysta Peal II device

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Supporting people living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Over one third of 85-year olds have some form of dementia, with Alzheimer's Disease making up approximately 85% of dementia cases. By choosing a suitable dementia alarm or device, you can support them to remain safer.

 

 

How to choose a dementia GPS device

Devices for early stage dementia

As a progressive disease, a person will start off with mild symptoms and remain independent. During this stage, they may find it reassuring to be able to call for help from any location, day or night, using a wrist-worn dementia watch or mobile alarm.

Devices for moderate cognitive decline

People living with dementia may be prone to wandering and can become confused and lost. A simple dementia alarm with GPS tracking built-in, such as the Out-and-About Classic GPS Alarm, may be more suitable.

This GPS device is designed to be easy to use and has one big button to press to speak with the Emergency Resolution Team in an emergency.

 

Devices for later stages of dementia

Someone living with later stage dementia will show signs of more severe cognitive decline and require more support from carers. The Dementia Locate is a simple GPS tracker designed to be dementia-friendly. It does not have any buttons, lights, microphone or speaker so as not to confuse or alarm the person carrying it.

It's accurate GPS tracking reports its position approximately every 4 minutes so the Emergency Resolution Team can locate its location. Family members can also view the location of the device online using a secure website.

 

Dementia guides and resources from Taking Care

Our Live Well magazine has dementia-friendly advice and guides to support you and your loved ones:

 

A dementia-friendly company

Dementia Friendly

Many of our customers live with some form of dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. We recognise the need to support our customers and their families to the highest possible standard with dementia awareness training.

Our 24/7 Emergency Resolution Team have proven experience of locating people living with dementia or Alzheimer's. Our Emergency Resolution Team can identify when customers may need additional help and signpost families to support and resources they may need.

Dementia training and coaching from our Dementia Champions and Advanced Safeguarding Team help us to provide the level of support our customers deserve.