More than 60% of those with dementia will wander. If they're not found within 24 hours up to half of individuals can end up seriously injured and in some instances have a fatal accident.
Proximity was invented due to personal experiences with wandering and knowing just how terrifying it can be when a loved one goes missing.
Almost half of children with an ASD attempt to elope from a safe environment. It's reported that wandering is ranked one the most stressful ASD behaviours by parents of autistic children.
Terrifyingly, from 2009-2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91% of U.S. deaths reported in children with an ASD aged 14 and younger due to wandering.