In many areas of the world, the population is ageing. The percentage of the population that is sixty-five and older is increasing, and there are more and more people facing the issues that aging can bring. One of these issues is, unfortunately, an increase in the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. These conditions can make it increasingly harder for someone to live on their own, and they eventually have to move in with family or move to an assisted living facility or nursing home.

One behavior often seen in people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is wandering off. The person may forget where they are, become disoriented and wander away from their home or care facility. They may not know where they are and they often become lost. While their caregiver will do everything they can to prevent this, it can still happen, so it’s vital that the person be identified as having Alzheimer’s/ dementia, and that their contact information be easily found even if they are not able to verbalize this. A custom lanyard provides the ideal solution.

A custom lanyard can be printed with the name of the person, their contact information, or the name of their care home. If the lanyard is a bright color, it will easily be seen when it’s needed and can prove invaluable in helping the person get home. An ID card that contains the person’s contact information and any vital medical information can easily be clipped to the lanyard and can speak when the person wearing it isn’t able to.

With the help of a few assistance devices, many people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease/ dementia are still able to live on their own. These people will also be able to make good use of custom lanyards. The name, and emergency contact information can be custom printed on it, which will help them get home if they are out and become disoriented. They may need reminders of the daily tasks they need to complete, and these can be printed on a card, which is clipped to the lanyard where it is easy to access when it’s needed. If the person has an emergency alert device, the remote can also be clipped to the lanyard so it is within easy reach should they have a mishap. Custom lanyards can be purchased in a wide variety of colors and fabrics, with something to suit everyone’s taste, which makes them an ideal choice for just about everyone.

One of the most troubling things for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be the sense that they are losing independence and control over their lives as well as their dignity. Although they are simple things, custom lanyards can make a huge difference in their day-to-day life. They can be made to look very fashionable and coordinate with a person’s individual sense of style, which can go a long way towards maintaining a person’s quality of life and sense of self, both of which tend to be lost during the course of these diseases.

As the population ages, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will be conditions that are faced by more and more people. Preserving their dignity and quality of life is very important. A custom lanyard is a simple thing that can make a big difference in their daily life.