Caregiver Dealing with Dementia Wandering Issues
Although, wandering is a major concern for a caregiver, wandering requires addressing only if it presents safety issues or is causing distress. Using an identification bracelet can be helpful – see the Alzheimer’s Association website.
Wandering in a person with dementia can be:
• Coping with stress
• Making sense of their environment
• Seeking something or someone recognizable
• Wanting to go their childhood “home.”Tags: Alzheimer's Association, caregiving, dementia, distress, identification bracelet, wandering