Innovative Device from Goldsmiths Professor, MiCode, Addresses Dementia Wandering Concerns

Developed by Professor James Ohene-Djan at Goldsmiths, University of London, MiCode is an innovative digital device crafted to address the dangers associated with dementia patients wandering.

It’s a well-documented fact that individuals with dementia are prone to wander, often finding themselves lost or unsure of their surroundings. An alarming six out of ten dementia sufferers will experience wandering, with many facing this issue on multiple occasions. These episodes can lead to high-risk situations, including the operation of vehicles and machinery or entering dangerous areas.

The core of MiCode is a personal QR code that retains essential information like the individual’s name, emergency contacts, health conditions, and other pertinent details they might struggle to convey in a stressful situation. This QR code can automatically translate the stored data into any language, and when scanned, it alerts the emergency contacts about the individual’s location, making it an essential tool for those who may become disoriented or forget important information.

MiCode is designed for everyday use, available as a bracelet, keyring, pendant, or printed on cards and stickers. This vital information hub helps ensure that those who wander can be assisted promptly and safely.

For just £1 a month, MiCode is an affordable and effective solution for managing dementia, less expensive than the cost of a daily coffee.

Charitable organizations that assist individuals with dementia are key to spreading the word about MiCode. In support of these organizations, MiCode Ltd offers a program that allows them to generate additional funds by promoting MiCode to their clients and their families.

MiCode provides families facing dementia challenges with a greater sense of control and reassurance. It is available for purchase at £12 annually via