UK police to track dementia patients using GPS

Associated Press
UK police to track dementia patients using GPS

This undated photo released by Chichester District Council shows Gill Stoneham, who has dementia, and her husband Bernard in Chichester, England. British police force Sussex police in Southeast England is hoping to save time and money by giving a few dementia patients GPS tracking devices, a move condemned by some campaigners as “barbaric.” The device can be worn around the neck or attached to a keychain and sends the person’s GPS location to a website every four minutes which can be accessed by the patient’s family. The National Pensioners Convention on Wednesday May 1, 2013, slammed the idea as inhumane, arguing patients could be stigmatized and made to feel like criminals. (AP Photo/Peter Langdown)

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