The Cornerstone of a Dementia Friendly Community

FindMe

$199/wearable device + mobile app

  • connection fee $13.99/month(worldwide reach)
  • 24 hour support
  • Multi-week battery
  • Protects against wandering
  • Protects against freezing
  • Protects against heat
  • Protects against traffic
  • Protects against drowning
  • Protects against falling
  • High-floor building location
  • Windowless locating
  • Community rescue
  • Social media alert
  • Family on-watch protocol
  • Community hazard curation
  • Unlimited friends, family, neighbors

Frequently Asked Questions

The answer is most definitely, “No.” FindMe is as different from a generic GPS locator as a Boeing 747 is from a Hang Glider.

Basically, FindMe will tell if your loved one is in trouble, and if so, show you where they are. A general purpose GPS Locator will tell you where they are, but not if they’re in trouble.
We considered making FindMe to be worn as a wrist band, but learned that wrist bands are quickly removed from individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. And any kind of locking mechanism promised to be the source of agitation and worrying, as well has risking having the person with Alzheimer’s feeling stigmatized. Similarly, our research in assisted care facilities showed that amulets worn by residents were constantly being removed. FindMe is made to carry on a key ring, like a key fob, because we found that taking your house keys with one is a deeply ingrained behavior.
We have pretty strong opinions about this question, which are probably not shared by all. We think that the time to start wearing a seat belt is when you start riding in a car, and the time to start using FindMe is when your loved on is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We have received messages from very well meaning individuals, who commented that they felt lucky that their loved one had not started wandering yet; but we don’t think that waiting to use FindMe until the onset of wandering is any more wise than waiting to start using a seat belt until after you get into a car accident.
We created FindMe for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and we think it’s most appropriate for those in the early- to mid- stages of Alzheimer’s, who are ambulatory.
FindMe allows members of the community, with the caregiver’s permission, to take part in receiving any notifications of hazards that the caregiver wishes to share with them. For example, should a loved one with Alzheimer’s find themselves outdoors in severe, cold weather while their caregiver is many miles away, the community can be notified to act on the caregiver’s behalf in returning the endangered person to safety.

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