Mental health groups across the world report that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia, a condition with decreased memory or mental ability, will wander and may get lost.
Alzheimer's disease, stroke, head injuries and other health issues that involve dementia can all lead patients to stroll away from familiar surroundings. As the trained home healthcare caregivers of Right at Home know, wandering is preventable with the right safeguards in place.
Specific wandering risk signs to watch for include:
Safeguards to prevent wandering include:
How do you keep an ageing loved one with dementia from wandering?