Conditions That Should Use Medical Alert Bracelets

Medical alert bracelets have saved lives for years, but only recently they created a fashion trend all their own. In the past, a utilitarian bracelet that broadcast health information was the only available option. Now medical alert bracelets can also refer to options ranging from stylish watches, anklets, necklaces and, of course, bracelets. These jewelry pieces are often interchangeable and range from simple, medical alerts to sports-oriented pieces, and even fine jewelry. They are easy to obtain and discretely alert medical professionals to necessary health information, ensuring accuracy and continuity of medical treatment. In the early 2000s, a push was made to educate all medical staff on the subtlety of modern medical jewelry. Learn about what conditions benefit from the use of medical alert bracelets and related jewelry now.

Alzheimer's Disease Or Dementia

The premise behind medical alert bracelets is to inform appropriate healthcare professionals of health concerns at a time when a patient is unable to communicate. This is especially imperative in conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Anyone who has a loved one with a disease like these can relate to the fact it isn't a slow, gradual decline in mental capacity. Instead, it is often an erratic, choppy progression. One moment, the individual has complete recollection and control of their mental capacities, and only a minute later, they may not be aware of who others are, where they are, or even what they are supposed to be doing. Without guidance from a medical alert bracelet or similar piece, the symptoms from this disease may cause incorrect or delayed medical treatment. Additionally, medical alert bracelets for Alzheimer's disease, beyond noting what their condition is and any special medical information, can also include the patient's address and an emergency contact number.

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