In this era of time, this thinking came across to the minds of every mid age person that how many more years they have to live their lives and enjoy their old age as their parents and grandparents used to enjoy theirs, most people can expect to live into their 60s and beyond. The improved living standards of our society brought one major change that is population aging. By the end of 2049, the number of older people will beat the number of children under the age of 14 years. A large number of older people live in developing countries where health services are not equally distributed. Aging in a large number of populations affects the health care systems of any country around the world. It’s a saying that your health in the old age is related to the health of one in earlier years of life i.e. “From Womb to Tomb”. In the older days of their life people are caught up by the disease like Alzheimer. It is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away and die. It is the most common cause of dementia -a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person’s ability to function independently. Globally the provision of effective and appropriate care for people with dementia is a growing challenge. Country like Australia, it is estimated that in 2011, nearly 300,000 people had dementia out of a total population of 23 million. This number is projected to increase to 900,000 by 2050, with a parallel increase required in the number of health professionals to care for this vulnerable population.
In 2019, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $290 billion, including $195 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments. Unless a treatment to slow, stop or prevent the disease is developed, in 2050, Alzheimer’s is projected to cost more than $1.1 trillion (in 2019 dollars). This would be a dramatic rise which includes more than four-fold increases both in government spending under Medicare and Medicaid and in out-of-pocket spending.
- Senior citizens living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias have twice as many hospital stays per year as other older people.
- Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s or other dementias are more likely than those without dementia to have other chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease.
- Older people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias have more skilled nursing facility stays and home health care visits per year than other older people.
- People living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias make up a large proportion of all elderly people who receive adult day services and nursing home care.
Apart from the expenditure on the medical treatments, old people suffer a lot due to this disease and also their families. They started wandering and forgetting about everything led them lost and makes them apart from their loved ones. But apart from giving them medical treatments and taking care of them, you cannot be there all the times to look after what they are doing and where they are going, which makes the care giver worried about the elders every time.
There is a great concern about the Alzheimer and Dementias disease. Necessary steps has to be taken from health care and medical industry to take care of the disease and patients ThinkRace Technology a professional GPS tracker factory and IoT solution provided help to the elderly care patients and health sector by their smart wearable device Elder GPS tracking device PT68 for safety and security. Having this GPS tracking watch for the elders you don’t have to worry all the time about them and what they are doing you can just track all their activity from anywhere. This GPS watch enables health monitor, SOS calling for emergency, Geo fencing alarm for safe area and lot of other features.
The company has capability to produce large volumes of GPS wearable and provide customizes hardware, platform and app development for health care industry. Special care and monitoring health of patient with GPS wearables will help in improving health of patients. The health care industry can educate hospitals, nursing home, NGOs about the care and safety devices that be introduced in daily life for providing better health care.