Getting lost and wandering

Getting lost is a huge worry for anyone

Often people with dementia set off with real purpose but then lose track. All kinds of things trigger this, such as stress, noise, boredom, or just forgetting the way to the shops. But you can help reduce worry on both sides.

3 top tips to help with wandering: 1. Be prepared –6 out of 10 people with dementia wander . Consider making the house safe. 2. Work out why – if they’re anxious, find something to comfort them. 3. Know where they are – make sure they carry ID, or give them a GPS tracker.

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