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Choosing a GPS Dementia Tracker Alarm

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

The information on this page will help you find the right GPS dementia trackers or alarms 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 dementia alarm 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.

Filter the devices by dementia stage or product feature.

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

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
£17.70/month £191.16/year
(£21.24 incl VAT) (£229.39 incl VAT)
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as a neck pendant or on a keyring
  • Purple tick icon. Talk with us through the pendant
  • Purple tick icon. GPS location-aware
  • Purple tick icon. GPS safety zones
  • Purple tick icon. Works anywhere in the UK
  • Purple tick icon. 48 hour pendant battery charge
  • Purple tick icon. 12 month warranty
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. No base unit required
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring
  • Purple tick icon. 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
£17.70/month £191.16/year
(£21.24 incl VAT) (£229.39 incl VAT)
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as a watch
  • Purple tick icon. Talk with us through the watch
  • Purple tick icon. GPS location-aware
  • Purple tick icon. GPS safety zones
  • Purple tick icon. Pedometer
  • Purple tick icon. Works anywhere in the UK
  • Purple tick icon. Approx 16 - 18 hour battery charge
  • Purple tick icon. 12 month warranty
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. No base unit required
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring
  • Purple tick icon. 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)
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as a neck pendant or on belt clip
  • Purple tick icon. Talk with us through the Pearl pendant
  • Purple tick icon. Fall detection
  • Purple tick icon. GPS location-aware
  • Purple tick icon. GPS safety zones
  • Purple tick icon. Mobile calling
  • Purple tick icon. Works anywhere in the UK
  • Purple tick icon. Up to 50 hour pendant battery charge
  • Purple tick icon. 12 month warranty warranty
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. No base unit required
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring
  • Purple tick icon. You own the Oysta Peal II device

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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 £215.89/year
(£19.80 incl VAT) (£259.07 incl VAT)
  • Purple tick icon. Specifically designed for people living with dementia or Alzheimer's
  • Purple tick icon. Worn as neck pendant, key fob or kept in a pocket or bag
  • Purple tick icon. Simple GPS tracking device
  • Purple tick icon. No speaker or microphone
  • Purple tick icon. No confusing buttons or lights
  • Purple tick icon. GPS location-aware
  • Purple tick icon. GPS safety zones
  • Purple tick icon. Works anywhere in the UK
  • Purple tick icon. 48 hour battery charge
  • Purple tick icon. 12 month warranty
  • Purple tick icon. No landline required
  • Purple tick icon. No base unit required
  • Purple tick icon. UK-based 24 hour monitoring
  • Purple tick icon. You own the GPS Dementia Tracker

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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 GPS dementia tracker or alarm device, you can support them to remain safer. 

 

How to choose a dementia GPS tracker device

Devices for early-stage dementia

As dementia is a progressive disease, a person will usually start off with mild symptoms and remain independent. During this stage, people can often be easily confused and 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 if your loved one is likely to do this.

This GPS dementia tracker 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 the wearer. Family members can also view the location of the device online using a secure website.

Frequently Asked Questions about GPS dementia trackers

Could my loved one take off their dementia alarm?

All of our dementia alarms and other personal alarm devices are designed to be comfortable and unobtrusive to wear, so they don’t get in the way of normal daily activities. For this reason, it’s very unlikely that the wearer will want to take off the device.

Depending on which of our dementia alarms you choose, they are usually worn around the neck like a pendant, on the wrist like a watch, or can be attached to clothing, such as the belt. This minimises the chance that the person with dementia will take off the device, and because it’s worn whenever they’re awake, they won’t leave it behind if they go out for a walk.

How often do dementia alarms need to be charged?

All of our GPS dementia tracker devices have different battery capacities, so it’s important to take your specific requirements into account when choosing the right dementia alarm for your situation. Some of our dementia alarms should be charged overnight, so if your loved one tends to get up during the night, it might be best to choose another option.

We also offer GPS alarms used by those with dementia or Alzheimer’s that can go several days between charges, so this may be more suitable in these kinds of circumstances, as the devices need to be taken off in order to be charged.

If you need some help deciding on the most suitable system for you, our customer service team can help. Ring freephone 0800 085 7371 to speak to our specialist staff.

Can I be alerted when the person with dementia leaves the home?

All of our GPS dementia alarms can be set up to raise an alert when the wearer leaves a certain area or ‘safe zone’. This means that if your loved one is likely to leave the home on their own, you’ll be notified when they do so, and are able to keep track of where they are to help ensure they’re safe.

This helps your loved one to retain their independence but also has a safety net in case they do become confused or lost.

 

 

Dementia guides and resources from Taking Care

Our resources and advice section 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.