Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips: Wandering

Many people with Alzheimer’s disease wander away from their home or caregiver. As the caregiver, you need to know how to limit wandering and prevent the person from becoming lost. This will help keep the person safe and give you greater peace of mind. First Steps Try to follow these steps before the person with Alzheimer’s disease wanders: Make sure the person carries some kind of ID or wears a medical bracelet. If the person gets lost and can’t communicate clearly, an ID will let others know about his or her illness. It also shows where the person lives. Consider enrolling the person in the [...]

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MedicAlert® NYC Wanderer's Safety Program

ENROLL ONLINE 24/7 Wandering and Emergency Response Services for Individuals with Dementia MedicAlert Foundation® provides protection through a national emergency response service for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. With 60% of persons with dementia at risk for wandering and becoming lost, CaringKind MedicAlert® NYC Wanderers’ Safety Program activates a community support network when a person with dementia is reported lost or is found in the community. The network, including law enforcement agencies, work to help reunit [...]

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