Ogier has donated $3,200 to the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands.
The donation, made by the many Ogier employees who give to the firm’s charitable fund on a monthly basis directly from their salaries, will support the association’s pilot SAT tracker program.
The scheme will provide tracker devices to 10 Alzheimer’s and dementia patients who have a history of wandering from home and getting lost. Trackers are monitored by local security company The Security Centre and an alarm is triggered if a patient goes outside a defined area.
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association was one of the top charities selected by Ogier employees.
Partner Giorgio Subiotto said, “Ogier is committed to supporting local causes in a number of ways, including our corporate social responsibility program, but this particular donation came from our charitable giving funds that are collected entirely from the many Ogier employees who give on a monthly basis.
“We hope that, by supporting the SAT tracker program, we can make a positive impact on the lives of those in Cayman affected by this disease.”
Association chairperson Dorothy Davis said the Sat Trak device is perfect for persons living with dementia.
“There are many benefits in family members obtaining a Sat Trak, such as reduced stress and anxiety over loved ones wandering away from home and possibly getting lost. It also promotes a level of independence for the person with dementia,” she said.