Dementia and Wandering Behavior – 4 CEUS

For people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, wandering and elopement from home or a care facility and becoming lost is the most life- threatening behavior associated with their illness. For family and professional caregivers, it can be the most emotionally wrenching event in their care giving experience. And while “forgetfulness” may be the symptom which most often leads families and elder care professionals to seek a diagnosis for the person, it is the frightening experience of a wandering incident that just as often leads them to seek other helpful services.