Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (D) recently signed into law a bill intended to allowto rapidly monitor individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other disabilities.
Under Project Lifesaver, participants obtain a device with radio frequency technology such as a bracelet. The devices can aid in tracking a person who gets lost or needs help.
Most of the counties in the Denver area now have the radio frequency devices, and other counties in the state will eventually have them.
An estimated 64,000 people in Colorado suffer from Alzheimer's, and most require at-home care.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from 9News (CO); 05/31/07; McGuire, Heidi.