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Wandering

 

  • 7/9
    2013
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    Alzheimer’s Wanderers and Caregivers Can Benefit From GPS Tools

    It’s not always easy for family caregivers to keep track of their loved ones who may be prone to frequent wandering. In addition to methods for managing the wandering behavior, with the help of innovated GPS gadgets designed specifically for Alzheimer’s wanderers, they might be able to rest a little easier. i-tag-along GPS tracking device… read more

  • 7/11
    2013
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    Communication with Your Loved One on Wandering

    Divert. Reassure. Approach cautiously. read more

  • 7/11
    2013
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    Help For Caregivers Dealing with Loved Ones Who Wander

    Adult day care provides a safe environment and activities. Consider respite services. Hospice services provide support. Never underestimate the value of exercise and a healthy diet. read more

  • 7/8
    2013
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    How Do I Manage Wandering?

    Home Instead’s Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Training Program stresses the importance of creating a safe environment. To minimize opportunities to wander, follow these tips from Home Instead: Make your home safe. Put deadbolts high and out of reach. Put a sign on the bathroom door or leave the light on at night if the family… read more

  • 7/10
    2014
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    Make a Plan in Case of Wandering

    The following tips are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  ©2013 Alzheimer's Association, reused with permission. The stress experienced by families and caregivers when a person with dementia wanders and becomes lost is significant. Have a plan in place beforehand, so you know what to… read more

  • 8/12
    2013
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    Overview: Wandering

    Many people with dementia pace or roam, perhaps out of nervous energy or because they are looking for things to do. Your loved one also may be trying to fulfill a physical need such as thirst, hunger, using the bathroom or exercise. This behavior can become more serious, however, if a person with dementia tries… read more

  • 7/16
    2013
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    Preventing Your Family Member from Wandering

    Be prepared if your loved one wanders or becomes lost. Educate others. Safety-proof your home. Keep a journal. Ensure constant supervision. read more

  • 7/16
    2013
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    Starting the Conversation with Your Loved One on Wandering

    “Dad, can I join you on that walk?” “Where are you headed?” “Dad, I notice that you keep pacing between your bedroom and the coat closet. It’s OK. I’ll remind you when it’s time to meet your friends and go with you. “Mom, I see you’re on the neighbor’s porch swing. Aren’t her flowers beautiful?… read more

  • 7/16
    2013
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    Successful Strategies for Wandering

    Make a path in the home where it is safe and comfortable to wander or pace. Simplify the environment. Remove items that could be difficult to see and de-clutter the main living spaces. Install barriers and fences in the yard. Create inviting areas. If your loved one is determined to leave, try not to confront… read more

  • 7/10
    2014
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    Tips to Prevent Wandering

    The following tips are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. ©2013 Alzheimer's Association, reused with permission. Wandering can happen, even if you are the most diligent of caregivers. Use the following strategies to help lower the chances: Carry out daily activities. Having a routine can… read more

  • 7/8
    2013
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    Using Redirection to Keep Seniors Safe

    In this video, Ann Monday, a Home Instead Senior Care® CAREGiver℠, discusses how she uses the redirection technique to help keep her dementia clients safe. read more

  • 7/8
    2013
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    Using Redirection to Manage Wandering

    Often, as the disease progresses, people with Alzheimer’s behave in ways that are difficult to manage. It’s not that they want to be disagreeable or difficult. Their brain has changed and they cannot process information the way a healthy brain can. One thing that may help you cope with wandering is reduced working memory. When… read more

  • 7/10
    2014
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    Warning Signs of Wandering

    The following tips are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.  ©2013 Alzheimer's Association, reused with permission. Anyone who has memory problems and is able to walk is at risk for wandering. Be on the lookout for the following warning signs in friends and family with… read more

  • 7/23
    2013
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    What to Do When Your Loved One is Wandering

    Look at the home through the eyes of a person with dementia. Identify possible areas of danger. Ask yourself the following questions: What objects could injure the person? Is it easy to get outside or to other areas like the kitchen, garage, or basement? Some tips: Install locks out of sight—place deadbolts either high or… read more

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