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NYC Man with Alzheimer's Recovered Quickly, Safely by Queens PD with EmSeeQ® Locator Device
Date:5/10/2011

QUEENS, N.Y., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A New York City man with Alzheimer's disease is now safely back in the care of his family thanks to the quick action of the Queens Police Department and the help of a wearable locator device called EmSeeQ® that rapidly locates missing children and adults with cognitive conditions.

On Friday, 71-year-old Lorree Coulter wandered away from his home. After a 45-minute search by family members to locate him, they called EmFinders to activate Coulter's EmSeeQ wearable locator bracelet. Using the signal emanating from the EmSeeQ device to determine his whereabouts, officers from the Queens Police Department were able to locate and recover Coulter just 45 minutes later. He had wandered about 3/4 of a mile from home.

"We are so grateful for the EmSeeQ device and the assistance of the Queens PD in bringing Dad back home," said Lorree's son Donald Coulter. "If it hadn't been for the bracelet, it might have been hours or even days before we found him, and there's a good chance he may have gotten hurt. It's a relief to know that if this should ever happen again, the EmSeeQ bracelet really does work quickly to locate him and help us bring him home safely."

Wandering behavior occurs in about 60 percent of individuals with Alzheimer's and is a source of constant worry and stress among caregivers who fear letting their loved one out of their sight for even just a moment. Each year, numerous elopement cases involving Alzheimer's patients end in serious injury due to falls or exposure to the elements, or even death. Some go missing for weeks or months at a time, often to a tragic conclusion.

Because EmSeeQ works so quickly, the device not only saves precious time—which could mean the difference between life or death for patients with autism or Alzheimer's disease—but also reduces the manpower and costs associated with the search and rescue effort.

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