Unremovable Clasp Requires 2 Hands to Open
Hard to Remove medical bracelets increase safety
What to put on medical ID's to help first responders and doctors to do what's right when every second counts.
ID tag example:
ON BLOOD THINNER
Use less embarrassing terms to label ID Tag’s for early stage problems with softer, more respectful wording such as:
2. MEMORY ISSUES
3. MEMORY IMPAIRED
4. MEMORY LOSS
5. ALZ (short for Alzheimer’s)
Use "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) cell phone numbers on Tags to get confused or lost loved ones back home safely.
List critical medical issues: Blood Thinners, "PACEMAKER", "AFIB", "DIABETES" and more. See Med Terms
Put bracelet on the “writing hand” so the more difficult-to-handle patients will find it harder to remove by themselves.
Advice for Caregivers
Introduce early so they understand why they need the bracelet, and they'll be less inclined to remove it later on.
Show them beautiful designs. It may help for them to participate and feel included in their own care. Doing everything for them can make them feel helpless.
Carefully measure so the fit is perfect and snug, but still comfortable to avod attempts to pull off bracelet. See How to Size
Avoid a loose fit because loose bracelets can be pulled off over the hand defeating the unremovable clasp system.
Get an early diagnosis
Getting the definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s early is important for both the patient and families because the cause of the disease is still fairly unknown. This makes it difficult to prevent Alzheimer’s in your adult life as well as making it difficult to treat especially if the disease is far along. Some benefits to be aware of for recognizing the disease early on are:
• A better chance of benefiting from treatment
• More time to plan for the future
• Lessened anxieties about unknown problems
• An opportunity for the patient to participate in decisions about care, transportation, living options, financial and legal matters
• Time to develop a relationship with doctors and care partners
• Benefit from care and support services, making it easier for them and their family to manage the disease.
If you are having legal problems with your family members or the caregiver concerning your loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia, please read this helpful guide by a notable attorney. You may avoid some serious problems if you are not protecting your Mom, Dad and perhaps yourself. See ALZ Legal Help
Sets Include Free ID tag and personalized engraving
Includes Free tag and engraving. Virtually non-removable clasp and construction keeps loved ones safer than any ordinary medical bracelets.
Understanding Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss
Differences between dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss from aging can be hard to distinguish. All are notable problems for older adults although they often are used interchangeably and thus, inaccurately. There is a lot that is unknown about these problems, which is often why they're mixed up in everyday conversation.
Dementia is the umbrella term that encompasses impairment of memory and/or thought processes enough to interfere with every day activity. It is a general term often used to describe a set of symptoms associated with a decline in memory processing meaning that the term “dementia” is not in and of itself an illness. Though, it can be caused by a number of underlying problems such as Blood Flow problems to the brain, Huntington’s disease or Parkinson’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that affects parts of the brain that specifically control thought, memory, and language. People with ALZ often show signs of confusion, personality/mood changes, memory loss, trouble communicating, and impaired visual recognition of words and objects. One major difference between general dementia and Alzheimer’s dementia is that Alzheimer’s is not reversible where some forms of dementia are reversible.
Age-Related Memory Loss
This is not uncommon when growing older. But sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between “normal” memory loss and dementia. Examples of normal behavior for someone who is experiencing age-related memory loss would be making a poor decision every once and a while, missing bill payments, forgetting what day it is and recalling later, forgetting a word they want to use in speech, or losing things.
Behavior to be concerned about would be an inability to manage their finances, losing track of the month or season, difficulty carrying on a conversation, poor judgment skills, and misplacing items without being able to retrace their steps.
Changes in personality like becoming depressed or irritable when those individuals haven’t been that way before, can be an initial indicator of something more serious.
Non-removable ID with exclusive ALZ design
Featuring our unique "scissor-action sisterhook” clasp and a permanently attached ring to the ID tag keeps loved ones safer than ordinary lobster claw clasps. Experience has proven that this virtually unremovable design and construction is more effective to save the memory impaired so they're never lost.
EMT's always look to the wrists first because along with the police, they are trained to always check the wrists first for a medical bracelet. So make sure it's attached firmly to the wrist with all critical medical information for proper care.
Must be worn 24/7 and withstand water conditions such as chlorine or salt water. This means a stainless steel medical bracelet is the best choice. Avoid beaded bracelets for memory impaired patients.
If you are the “ICE” number recipient, make sure you have a Med info card that lists all medical issues for loved ones, so when called, you can provide useful help.
What you need for DNR: Most states will not accept a “DNR” from an ID tag without special paperwork or registration back-up. Check with local paramedics and hospitals for what is needed to honor a “Do Not Resuscitate” request.
5 stages of progression
1. Memory loss of recent events
2. Difficulty with problem-solving or complex tasks
3. Personality changes (withdrawn, irritable, quick to anger, lower attention span, etc.)
4. Difficulty expressing thoughts
5. Getting lost or misplacing things more often
Once they are past this stage, they will continue into Moderate and Severe Dementia due to Alzheimer’s. At this point they will:
• Become increasingly confused to the point of mistaking friends for family members (and vice versa)
• Wander in search of places that may feel more “right” or become lost
• Forget details of their personal life or fill in the blank areas with made up stories
• Need help with daily activities such as bathing or grooming
• Begin to undergo significant changes in personality to the point where they develop unfounded suspicions surrounding family members/friends
Once the later stages set in, it’s not uncommon for loved ones to lose their sense of self.
It's now even more crucial to have a medical bracelet in case they wander outside, get lost, and forget where they are or who they are with, or any other myriad of problems that can arise.