Utah authorities suggest ankle bracelets for Alzheimer’s patients

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Utah authorities think they have a valuable new use for the ubiquitous ankle bracelet: to locate missing patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Officials in Davis County, about half an hour north of Salt Lake City, say the device, which typically monitors criminals on house arrest or parole, could be a cost-effective solution to a common problem.

Read more at the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-utah-ankle-bracelets-alzheimers-20130321,0,5396682.story

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