Managing Challenging Behaviors: Wandering

Amanda Denny

Posted by Amanda Denny on April 5, 2017

Our 5-part blog series on managing challenging behaviors concludes with a behavior that affects at least 60% of all people living with dementia: wandering. Someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia may not remember his or her name or address, and can become disoriented, even in familiar places. Wandering and getting lost is common among people with dementia and can happen during any stage of the disease. Although wandering can be dangerous for people with dementia, there are strategies and tactics to help mitigate this behavior.

Topics: Dementia Home Care, Challenging Behaviors, Elopement