Help for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Alzheimer’s and dementia are two of today’s sad realities. It seems so unfair that a person can look physically healthy while their mind is in a state of deterioration. Alzheimer’s and dementia can affect a person very slowly or quickly. But here’s the thing—dementia doesn’t just happen to older people. While age is still the biggest risk factor for dementia, people in their 50s and 40s (and even 30s and 20s) can also develop dementia. We call this young onset dementia. Young onset dementia accounts for an estimated 2 to 8% of all dementia cases.1
Depending on the level of Alzheimer’s or dementia a person is experiencing, having the Here I Am App on their phone may help the person once they become cognizant after a period of dementia. “Awakening” from a state of dementia only to find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings can cause stress and frustration. With the Here I Am App on their phone, the affected person can find out where they are by going into the settings function of the app where it provides them with their exact GPS coordinates. However, more simply, if they send an emergency message to a friend or loved one, they’ll be able to see both the sender’s GPS coordinates and their location on a map. Those receiving the emergency message should call the person back to assure them that they are not alone, and that help is on the way.
What does this mean to you? By purchasing the Here I Am App for a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you’ll be letting them know that in their time of need you’re available to them through the Here I Am App. With the Here I Am app on their phone, they’ll be able to reach out to you. And with the emergency message providing you with a map and their exact GPS location, you’ll be able to send emergency services, if necessary, to where they are. And of course, if you’re able, you’ll be able to get to them too. As the Here I Am App is only $1.99 USD, download it for them. By doing so, you’ll be letting them know that you care – that they matter to you, especially in their time of need.
For more information on Alzheimer’s and dementia, please visit the following sites:
- https://alzheimer.ca/en/about-dementia/other-types-dementia/young-onset-dementia – Accessed Oct. 4, 2022