One of your family members has just been diagnosed with dementia. It is common for a person living with dementia to wander around. Aside from using a GPS device or other tracking devices, what can you do to manage wandering behaviour and ensure their safe return?
Wondering how to stop dementia patients from wandering? Depending on the personality of the dementia patient and how well he/she can cope, their reasons for wandering and the safety of their surrounding environment, you or their caregivers can consider the following management strategies:
Managing Wandering Behaviour in Dementia (PDF).
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