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The services provide safety and security for the person with dementia when outdoors. The service is based on a device which is a wristband cell phone with simplified interaction, the Posifon.

The family member, home help staff or a community member can through a special cell phone app monitor the movements of person with dementia. In addition both the person with dementia and the family member can initiate a communication at any time.

The problem of losing directions is very common among people with dementia and a major challenge for both the person with dementia and the family. On the one hand there is a problem of restricting the free movement of the person and on the other hand there is a major risk that the person will get lost.

Target group

  • People with early stage dementia still living in their private home
  • Family members of the person with dementia
  • Home help staff supporting people with dementia living alone

Description

The service is based on a device which is a wristband cell phone with simplified interaction, the Posifon. The family member, home help staff or a community member can through a special cell phone app monitor the movements of person with dementia. In addition both the person with dementia and the family member can initiate communication at any time.

Posifon

Contact

The municipality of Arvidsjaur
The municipality of Pajala
The Allmennaverkid

Contact Person: Marja Leena Komulainen

E-mail: marja-leena.komulainen@bd.komforb.se
Telephone: +46 920 20 54 00

Published: 30/01/2015

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