PORTLAND A bracelet designed to monitor people suffering from Alzheimer s disease may have saved the life of a Washington County woman, deputies said.
On Sunday at 5:45 p.m., Washington County Deputies arrived at a Cedar Mill home in order to assist a man who said his wife had wandered off. The woman suffered from Alzheimer s disease, and outside temperatures were in the 30s and expected to reach freezing that night.
The man feared for his wife s safety. In December, a Longview woman froze to death outside her Alzheimer s care facility after staff their failed to check on her.
Deputies said the Cedar Hills woman had a history of wandering off. But she had enrolled in a program called Project Lifesaver and wore an electronic tracking bracelet.
Using the tracking equipment, deputies said they were able to locate the woman in less than two hours.