Wandering can pose a major problem for the caregiver and can be
dangerous for a person who has
Alzheimer's disease or another
Get a medical ID bracelet for the person so that you can be contacted
if he or she wanders away.
Try to figure out why the person wanders. He or
she 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
Provide a safe place for wandering, such as an enclosed yard
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