If you or a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, you may want to consider a special Alzheimer’s medical alert bracelet. This can come in handy if you ever have an issue with your parent or spouse or whoever the patient wandering off somewhere or someplace they shouldn’t. It can be very difficult even for law enforcement or emergency medical personnel to assist such ones if they themselves cannot verbalize their condition, or give them an emergency contact name and phone number.
Persons suffering from chronic conditions have been using medical alert bracelets for years as a way to inform emergency services of their condition, allergies, medications, and so on in the event they are found unconscious. An Alzheimer’s medical alert bracelet works in much the same way. It can alert medical personnel of the patient’s condition and any medications they’re on. Additionally, it can help law enforcement in the event that the patient is found wandering or someplace they shouldn’t be.
There is an entire business now built around making attractive Alzheimer’s medical alert bracelet, so there’s no need to think that some clunky military-style chain is your only option. Additionally, there is no law or regulation that states what information must be on such a bracelet, so don’t think that your patient will be neglected if they’re not wearing the “right” style of bracelet. Typically anything with the medical alert charm will alert the proper personnel that the patient has a condition. Any additional information after that is helpful. Some Alzheimer’s medical alert bracelets can even be homemade with regular beading kits, and you can add your own charms and links.
Obviously you don’t need to make your own Alzheimer’s medical alert bracelet if that’s “not your cup of tea.” There are many places online that sell them in a variety of styles. There are some companies that have even designed a small type of GPS system that fits into the bracelet to be able to find your patient if he or she should wander off. This type of Alzheimer’s medical alert bracelet is helpful if your patient has a tendency to wander off or if he or she is experiencing confusion. It’s rare that such a patient cannot be found but it does happen, and so this type of small chip in a bracelet may be worth the few extra dollars it costs.