Tag dementia sufferers – Minister (UK)

BBC story reporting comments by Science Minister Malcolm Wicks who, instead of winning the approval of those ‘in the know’ for his attempt at supporting the technology, has probably annoyed both the telecare community and people whose lives are affected by dementia by using the ‘t’ and the ‘s’ words. The comments by Kate Jopling, of Help the Aged, are more judicial. Given the poor reputation of tagging in the public’s mind when applied to criminals, it would be a pity if tagging becomes associated with telecare.

BBC story. Related press release from Alertacall.