A certain truck driver would usually take short breaks in between driving at truck stops to stretch his legs and body. One time, while he was on one of his stops at Plymouth, Indiana, he saw an old guy roaming around, and he thought something was wrong, that the unknown citizen might be a missing elderly man. And he was right.
The disoriented man was Robert Bowers. The 75-year-old man has Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, an alert had been issued in Ohio as the man was reported missing by his family. Bower’s family, as well as the authorities, were unable to find him because he didn’t have a GPS tracking device. The tracking technology is currently being used by many people who have memory problems like Alzheimer’s.
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The GPS elderly locator provides great relief to caregivers and family members who need to monitor their loved ones who have memory issues.
The GPS Tracking System Connection
GPS tracking technology is becoming popular these days with its wide range of applications in our everyday lives. The missing elderly man was not immediately found by his family because he was not wearing a GPS tracking device for elderly. It’s interesting to know that the driver who found him in the street has a GPS device installed on his truck.
In the United States, most delivery trucks are now equipped with GPS tracking systems like Trackimo. The tracking system allows company managers to monitor the movements of their trucks. The same technology is being used by caregivers and care facilities in monitoring their patients suffering from memory-related problems like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The GPS devices have various designs and are portable. It can be worn as a bracelet, and because Trackimo is very tiny, it can be clipped onto clothes or pocket.
The Missing Elderly Man
Through conversation, the truck driver was able to extract vital information on the missing elderly man, such as his family’s phone number. The truck driver immediately contacted Bower’s family and informed the local authorities. Bower is now safe. He was brought to a healthcare facility and was eventually reunited with his loved ones.