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"A special piece of kit that can help locate a person has become invaluable to Pete and Toni Howells.

For the past year the Ford-based couple have been using a Mindme GPS device for Toni's sister Noelle, 61, who has learning disabilities."

Read more: West Sussex Connections

Tracker saves husband with Alzheimer's

"A wife has spoken of her relief after a ‘tracking’ device worn by her husband, who suffers from dementia, saved his life.

John Dunn, 73, went missing on Christmas Day during a family coastal walk while the couple were on holiday

Unable to locate him, his worried wife Rosemary used the new gadget to track him down and get him to safety."

Read more: Mail Online

GPS devices and dementia

"Sussex Police is one of a growing number of police forces, along with local councils and health authorities, to invest in GPS locators."

"Between September and November last year, the MindMe system they use was logged on to 4,050 times along the south coast, meaning 4,050 fewer calls to the police."

Read more: Saga

Hi-tech tracking device saved my life

"The wife of a man who went missing in remote Dorset countryside said a hi-tech device saved his life.

John Dunn, who suffers from dementia, disappeared during a family walk at Durdle Door on Christmas Day.

Thanks to a tracking device, he was found within an hour on an isolated farm track, around three miles from the main coastal path."

Read more: Dorset Echo

Police use GPS trackers to find people with dementia

"Sussex Police has become the first force in Britain to pay for GPS tracking to help people with dementia.

The device aims to help find those with dementia who get lost, therefore easing distress."

Read more: BBC News

Dementia sufferer's husband praises GPS locator plan

"Bernard Stoneham signed up for the Mindme GPS locating device after his wife Gill, who has dementia, got disorientated near their home in Fishbourne, Chichester."

Read more: ITV News

Should we tag dementia sufferers?

"We spoke to two experts about plans to buy GPS tracking devices to help trace patients."

Read more: Channel 5 News

New technology is transforming the lives of those with dementia

"Sussex Police has been so impressed with Mindme, that they are funding a number of devices for people with dementia who regularly go missing.

The device, which has already helped to save a number of lives, is a small GPS locator. If a person becomes lost or disorientated, they can be located through a dedicated website by their family, or Chichester Careline."

Read more: Chichester District Council

Locator helps save woman lost on walk

"A locator called Mindme, which is monitored by Chichester Careline, the only centre in the country to use the device, helped Bernard Stoneham to track down his wife Gill when she got lost out walking their dog."

Read more: Chichester Observer

GPS locator which saved lives in Chichester rolled out across Sussex

"A lifesaving gadget to monitor the location of patients with dementia has been so successful in Chichester it is being rolled out across Sussex"

Read more: The Argus

Police defend use of GPS locators to find dementia patients who wander off

"Sussex police have bought six battery-powered locators as part of a attempt to save money and time spent on searching for dementia patients."

Read more: The Guardian