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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for preventing elopement during episodes of wandering.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ recommendations for the best products and strategies for monitoring a loved one who wanders.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for keeping a dementia patient calm and engaged.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for devices and programs to help locate and identify dementia patients who wander.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for medications that may help minimize dementia behaviors like wandering.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for recognizing when outside help is needed to keep a wandering senior safe.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for understanding why dementia patients wander.

Familiarity, distinctiveness, accessibility, legibility, comfort and safety: these visual cues help us all throughout our lives, whether we realize it or not. Utilizing each of these cues both inside and outside the home can increase a loved one's quality of life and ability to function safely and independently.

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 60% of people with dementia will wander away from home. It is vital for caregivers to try to understand this behavior, take preventative measures and have a plan in place in case a loved one wanders off.

The story begins with a dementia caregiver's greatest fear--a loved one who's wandered away from home--and ends in a compassionate display of validation therapy.

Wandering is complex, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for this symptom of dementia. However, a three-step approach can help you analyze a loved one’s behavior and devise a personalized strategy for keeping them calm and safe.

Adult day care staff members are trained to handle dementia behaviors, including: anxiety, hallucinations, wandering and aggression.

Research conducted on Florida's "Silver Alert" program yields interesting insights into how dementia affects seniors' driving ability.

People with Alzheimer's disease who have wandered away from home is one of a caregiver's biggest concerns. GPS shoes give caregivers a new way track Alzheimer's wanderers.

Any Alzheimer's and dementia caregiver is aware of the risk of their loved one wandering. The issue of wandering is one of the most expensive and life-threatening situations in the United States. Public safety workers and emergency response teams recognize this growing problem. Now there are services with tracking devices for families of loved ones that face this risk.

Alzheimer's disease can erase memories of once-familiar surroundings, and as a result, Alzheimer's patients often wander away from home. It is not possible to completely prevent wandering but caregivers can minimize the risk.

There are some techniques that you can try to get your elderly mother to sleep at night.

When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia cause a variety of mood and behavior changes. One little-known side effect arises around a certain time each day and can be distressing for patients and caregivers alike.

The benefits of these flexible services are twofold. Your loved one can enjoy social opportunities, activities and added safety, while you are free to work, run errands, attend appointments or savor some respite time.