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How do I convince my dad to wear his monitoring bracelet?

Status: Open    Jan 28, 2015 - 05:49 PM

Senior Health & Nutrition, Caregiving

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May 08, 2015 - 08:55 AM

I am guessing if he is wearing a monitoring bracelet he may have some onset of dementia? It can be hard to convince a person with or without dementia to wear such a device, but dementia creates an added layer for you, the caregiver, because they often can't remember the purpose for this foreign device.

If your loved one used to wear a watch it might be a good idea to see what other types of devices the company you have contracted with has to offer. Maybe they have a bracelet or necklace that might be an alternate option.

If your concern is for wandering and someone finding them and knowing to call you, MedicAlert bracelets come in a variety of colors, metals and models. The Alzheimer's Association, if memory loss is involved, offers a medical alert and Safe Return program you can read about here:


Oct 07, 2015 - 02:09 PM

I had a bracelet for my husband, part of a program where we live, if the person wanders you can call 911 and they send a car out with a scanner and they search for the signal.
We had to check the battery daily and keep a log.
When it was first placed on him he would remove it anyway he could.
I started checking the battery at the same time I gave him his medication. I told him the bracelet would help the medication work better. He seemed to accept that and did not seem to fiddle with it.
If this is a monitor for keeping track of him if he refuses to keep it on there are other systems that will do the same thing. Some are placed in the shoe so it is less likely to be removed.
If this is a bracelet that will summon help if he needs it maybe another style might help. If the monitor is on one of the expandable bands like some watches are mybe the skin or hair gets pinched and is uncomfortable for him. Maybe a regualr watch band might be better if discomfort might be a problem.
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