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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

If the shoe fits, wear it.

Alzheimer’s is still a disease that is routinely diagnosed only after death and autopsy. Then, it is easy to recognize the disease’s cardinal features: a shrunken brain dotted with amyloid plaques interspersed among neurons containing tangled fibrils, which may also contain inclusions similar to those found in the brains of Parkinson’s patients.

Between the first signs of cognitive dysfunction and the eventuality of the disease decades can pass placing caregivers under interminable pressure to maintain the wellness and quality of life of the afflicted… as well as their own.

During the progression of the disease many will succumb to eloping or wandering from their caregivers. Tracking their whereabouts has proved to be difficult at best with many succumbing to the elements before they are retrieved.

GTX Corp in partnership with Aetrex Worldwide has developed and will shortly be selling a sport shoe with an embedded 2-way GPS transceiver enabling real time pin-point location, bearing and speed on any web enabled platform. While we look for a cure, we should not have to look for our loved ones… so if the shoe fits get some peace of mind.