Dementia and Safety Series: Wandering and Dementia – What it is and my story


Wandering

People with Alzheimer's or any other type of Dementia more likely or not are living in their homes, alone or with a health care provider or family member. This is fine as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer's progresses, a person's abilities change. It’s important to adapt the home environment to support these changes over time.

This series on my blog is called Dementia and Safety. It will have four parts based on the tops safety concerns: Wandering / Driving / Home safety / Medication. In each part I will let you know how I dealt with regards to each topic, to share from a caregiver point of view and maybe you would comment on my blog post with your input.

  1. Wandering (3 blog Posts)What is it and my story

  2. Prevention

  3. Planning

  4. Driving (3 blog posts)

  5. What signs to look out for

  6. Having the conversation with the individual with Dementia

  7. Planning so the individual with Dementia has a voice and fills empowered