Finding a Missing Loved One
Six in 10 people living with dementia will wander at least once; many do so repeatedly. Although common, wandering can be dangerous — even life-threatening — and the stress of this risk weighs heavily on caregivers and family. Who's at risk? Plan ahead Reduce the risk of wandering Take action when wandering occurs Prepare your home. As the disease progresses and the risk for wandering increases, assess your individual situation to see which of the safety measures below may work best to help prevent wandering. When someone with dementia is missing Begin search-and-rescue efforts immediately. Many individuals who wander are found within 1. Join ALZConnected. Read the Blog.
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