Fear of wandering is a big concern for those looking after dementia patients in Care Homes or within their own families. It is a major risk for those living with dementia as, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, it affects 60% of those living with the condition. So, if you administer Dementia Care, what are the best ways to prevent wandering to limit the dangers it presents to older adults?
Who’s at risk?
As mentioned above, anyone that’s living with Alzheimer’s or dementia is at risk of wandering. Thus, whilst it’s difficult to predict, common signs to look out for in patients or loved ones may include:
Forgetting directions to familiar places
Returning from outings later than usual
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