Articles tagged with: Wandering

Alzheimer’s & Wandering: Understanding & Preparing

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Researchers believe wandering is linked to the person’s inability to communicate their needs. If you are the adult child or caregiver for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, wandering is probably one of the behaviors that keep you up at night worrying. You have no doubt heard stories about caregivers turning their back only for a minute to answer the phone. When they turned back, their loved had vanished. Despite caregivers’ best efforts, experts from the Alzheimer’s Association estimate that six in ten people who have the disease will wander. Just as troubling are the … read more

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Tips when Traveling with a Loved One who has Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by: The Bristal

Planning is generally the key to having a relaxing, enjoyable summer vacation with family.

Planning is generally the key to having a relaxing, enjoyable summer vacation with family.

When a senior loved one who will be a part of this year’s trip has Alzheimer’s disease, adult children are often unsure about how to best prepare for the getaway. Keeping them safe when they are out of their familiar environment is one of the biggest challenges for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Managing difficult behaviors such as agitation is another. We thought it would help to pull together ten of the best tips … read more

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