Tracking device testing for dementia, Alzheimer’s patients starts in Brownsville

Alzheimers tracker

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — The Brownsville Police Department is testing a new way to help keep elderly people safe.

Project Lifesaver is a new program that allows caretakers and family members of those who suffer from diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Assistant Police Chief Kelvin Evans says the program is greatly innovative and makes sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to a person’s location. “This system is monitored by the caregiver, at the residential. It’s also monitored by the department of law enforcement.”

The new tracking device allows the Brownsville Police Department along with family members and caretakers alike to keep tabs on their loved ones by pinpointing their location from a satellite view similar to GPS.

The device already has been used on a woman who went missing in Brownsville for more than three hours. Her daughter says the tracking system is a life saver. “I would recommend it to anybody who has a mother, a father, uncle, aunt, anybody disabled that has memory problems,” Jacquelin Bailey said.

The device is currently in the testing phase, which will determine whether it becomes another tool used by the Brownsville Police Department.

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