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Wandering can pose a major problem for the caregiver and can be dangerous for a person who has Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.
Get a medical ID bracelet for the person so that you can be contacted if they wander away.
The person may be trying to find something specific or looking for a familiar object. A person who wanders at a certain time of day may always have taken a walk or gone to work at that time.
Lock outside doors, and use alarms and other devices to alert you when the person wanders outdoors or into unsafe areas. Signs on doors may remind the person to stay inside.
Current as of:
December 13, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineMyron F. Weiner MD - Psychiatry, Neurology
Current as of: December 13, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Myron F. Weiner MD - Psychiatry, Neurology
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