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Unsure How to Protect a Loved One with Alzheimer’s from Wandering? Start Here

Elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease and caregiver

It’s not uncommon for a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease to wander. What makes this particularly worrying is that this can happen regardless of how advanced the disease is. In fact, some research suggests that at least 60% of Alzheimer’s suffers will wander at some point during the progression of the disease. This often results in a person getting separated from their loved ones, and can put their life at risk.

Non-Verbal Boy with Autism Left Alone at Library is Found with AngelSense GPS

AngelSense GPS for Autism Kids

It’s every parents’ worst nightmare. We send our children off to school trusting that they will be taken care of, looked after, and return home safely. When you have a child with special needs you can’t help but worry about where they are, if they’re safe, what you would do if your child didn’t come

13 of the Best Dog Breeds for Autism

13 of the Best Dog Breeds for Autism

There are few bonds stronger than the relationship between a child and their dog, primarily when the four-legged companion serves as a security shield and trusted protector. While most kids benefit significantly from growing up with a family dog, it has been proven to be even more beneficial for children with autism. In one study

10 Things You Can Do Today to Prepare Your Special Child for Back-To-School

With summer vacation drawing to a close, it’s the ideal opportunity to start preparing your special child for the new school year. For most special needs families, back-to-school time brings with it a host of anxieties and unique challenges.

10 Signs and Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder

10 Signs & Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder - What to Look Out For

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is commonly misunderstood and tends to be misdiagnosed as either autism or ADHD. And yet the reality is that SPD is believed to affect anywhere between 5% to 15% of school going children.

AngelSense Wearable GPS Tracker: A Quick Guide to How it Works

Wearable GPS Tracker - AngelSense

AngelSense is an advanced wearable GPS tracking device that protects your loved one from wandering and eloping. It was designed specifically for kids, teens, and adults with autism and special needs, but the safety features make it perfect for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s as well. Although the technology is complex, using it is actually

Summer Sessions for Special Needs Students are Starting, Be Prepared

back to school safety for special needs 2020

Special needs students across the country are returning to school after the long Coronavirus hiatus. This transition could be especially hard given the extended lack of social interaction, disruption of their routine, and that the school they go back to could look very different. Many kids with special needs, especially autism, find comfort in routine

Helping Kids with Autism Wear Face Masks

Helping Kids with Autism Wear Face Masks

There’s no doubt that wearing masks has become a hot topic and regardless of your position, this is going to affect your child with special needs. Going out and seeing people with masks on can be unsettling and wearing a face mask can be especially challenging for children with sensory sensitivities. With stores, malls, doctors’

How AngelSense Helps Teens & Adults with Special Needs

How AngelSense Helps Teens & Adults with Special Needs

When children grow up, they inevitably want more independence and this can be particularly stressful for parents of children with autism or other special needs. As they start to go out into the world by themselves, parents can have peace of mind knowing where they are and that they can check in with them with

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a GPS Tracker

GPS Tracker Comparison

Not all GPS tracking devices are created equally. When it comes to keeping your loved one safe, it’s important to fully understand what the device and service offer in terms of features, reliability, and accuracy. It may be tempting to opt for the least expensive service, but at what cost. Your loved one deserves the

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