Epilepsy– a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. During certain types of epileptic seizures, confusion and a state of disassociation can occur. Disassociation is defined as “disruption of the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity or perception of the environment”. For many people experiencing post seizure disassociation a period of wandering and clouded awareness can occur. With this risk of occurrence comes a risk of elopement and wandering into unsafe environments.
A safety device that many experiencing these post seizure dissociative events find helpful in providing peace of mind, is a portable GPS device giving real time feedback of location. A popular option for a GPS device is LOk8U Freedom. Not only does the LOk8U Freedom provide GPS tracking but it also sends location notifications by email or texts. It can also respond to “Where are you” and “live track” requests. It fits comfortably around your wrist like a watch and comes in 3 colors to fit whichever color style the wearer will choose. There is also an alert button on the watch that can instantly alert caregivers.