Find Your Texas Elders by Tracking Their Soles
The tracker market has really exploded over the past few years because we Texans are working harder to keep up with our children, our elderly loved ones, and one another. Because we are a more mobile society and the increase in Alzheimer's disease, there were a total of 151 "Silver Alerts" in 2022 Texas, that's one every two days.
Remember a Silver Alert is just like an Amber Alert but it's about an elderly person who may suffer from Dementia and or Alzheimer's and has gone missing. While a lot of Texans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's and or dementia, here's a rundown of the top ten Alzheimer's states according to the CDC numbers.
Projected Number with Alzheimer’s (#'s in thousands)
Rank State 2020 2025
1. California 590 840
2. Florida 590 720
3. New York 410 460
3. Texas 400 490
4. Pennsylvania 280 320
5. Illinois 230 260
6. Ohio 220 250
7. Michigan 190 220
8. New Jersey 190 210
9. North Carolina 180 210
10. Arizona 150 200
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ALZ.org
While in 2022 Texas DPS issued a record number of Silver Alerts, and as we're heading into 2023, there have been nine total alerts that have been issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (they included Amber, Silver, and missing abducted).
As we head into the second week of 2023, it's already promising to be an active year. One way to solve that is, to keep a closer eye on our children, parents, grandparents, or anyone struggling with Alzheimer's or dementia. To help there are these really cool shoe-sole inserts and no one has to know (as seen in the video above)
Introducing smart soles, an insert that you put inside your shoes. Then pair the shoes to your phone and or internet site where you can keep track of your loved ones at all times (so long as they have their phones with them). However, if you have to keep up with a loved one that might get lost, track their soles.