Dementia and Wandering

Feb. 2, 2015
Securing the environment of people suffering from demential

Dementia and Wandering Blog

Dementia is a form of memory loss and other mental abilities that are severe enough to interfere with a persons daily life. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease.

People suffering from dementia can often be a danger to themselves as mobile individuals are at risk of wandering. They can become disoriented or confused for a period of time. As a result, they should never be left alone.

In addition to supervision, the persons' residence can be made safer by keeping keys out of sight and providing devices that signal when a door or window is opened.

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