AF&RS Dementia wristbands

On Dementia Action Week (16th – 22nd May 2022) Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) urge residents to request dementia wristbands to help keep loved ones safe.

Friday 20th May 2022 6:00 pm
AF&RS Dementia wristbands.
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Sadly it has been estimated that more than 850,000 people in the UK are affected by dementia. The wristband, which utilises Near Field Communications (NFC), helps to protect and safeguard people with dementia in our communities.

Nikki Rice, Risk Reduction Manager, said: “We hope these devices will provide some reassurance to families who may be worried about their loved ones at risk. If you, a family member, or someone you care for would benefit from a wristband and you live in our Service area, please get in touch to arrange a visit.”

The information can be accessed via the NFC app when a mobile is held near the wristband, alleviating the need for physical contact which can cause further distress.

This information can be used by emergency services, health professionals or community members to get the wearer back to safety should the individual be lost or confused.

The bands are free of charge and a visit can be booked by calling Avon Fire & Rescue Service on: 0117 926 2061

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