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New tool helps prevent Alzheimer's patients from wandering

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SHERMAN, TX -- If you know someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you know about the fear of them wandering. But there is a way to keep them safe.

There is a free tool for Texoma seniors living with dementia.

Studies show half of Texoma families caring for an aging loved one has experienced them wandering off from home.

Officials at a senior care facility in Sherman say an alert system called "prevent wandering", may be the answer.

“We set this up because it is such an issue with 60 percent of individuals with Alzheimer’s at risk for it and then the consequences of their family members wander can be catastrophic,” said Tim Dungan, Sherman Senior Care Administrator.

With the system, if a senior wanders you can send an alert text or email. It's free to create an account and put in your friends and neighbors.

For more information, click here.

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