Alzheimers Society (Manawatu)

The Alzheimers Society in Palmerston North is a charitable community organisation which supports people affected by dementia. They received $4,962.25 to purchase ten pendants and a radio tracking unit for the Wandatrak Tracking System.

The pendants are worn by people who tend to wander, including those with dementia, meaning if they go missing they can easily be tracked by Land Search and Rescue or NZ Police.

The new resources will not only give the individuals confidence in exploring their local community, but they will also reduce stress for families, knowing that if a loved one goes wandering it is easy to track them down.