Guide to Dementia and Wandering
Wandering is a symptom of dementia that affects 60% of patients. If wandering dementia patients are not found within 24 hours, up to half suffer serious injury or death. This guide can help you understand your loved one’s wandering, including motivating factors and warning signs to watch for, and provides tips and precautions you can take to keep him or her safe.
Is Home Care Right for You?
The pressure of caring for your loved one while managing daily life and responsibilities can be challenging. If you’re a caregiver, you may eventually find yourself looking to secure help and find solutions; this can be confusing as you try to match available resources with the needs of you and your loved one.
Identify the Help You Need.
- Learn About the Differences Between Home Health and Private Duty Care
- Reduce the Chance of Your Loved One Returning to the Hospital
- Finding In-Home Health Care for Seniors in Michigan and Illinois
If you are considering home health care, call (888) 930-WELL (9355) to speak with a Residential nurse — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit us online at residentialhomehealth.com for additional resources, videos, and articles.
See below for additional resources from the Residential Home Health Blog.
- 4 Activities Couples Dealing With Dementia Can Enjoy Together
- Bathing Tips for Older Adults with Dementia
- Securing Home Care before Discharge from the Hospital
- Why UTIs Can Complicate Dementia in Some Seniors
- See How Easily You Can Improve Incontinence with Hydration
- The Secret to Maintaining the Independence of your Loved One with Dementia
- How to Differentiate between Natural Aging and Dementia
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