Caring for people who wander

By Dementia Training Australia

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Carers of people with dementia who wander and live in the community have reported that they experience anxiety and burden associated with the fear that the person with dementia could become lost or injured while walking independently. With limited guidelines carers have resorted to using extreme measures such as physical restraint and constant supervision to try to maintain safety. These reports have prompted us to review the current literature around strategies to manage wandering in the community. We’ve developed a resource for carers based on current evidence. This resource includes: • A video presentation and presentation slides • Revised Algase Wandering Scale • Community version (RAWS-VC) template • Long Term Care version (RAWS-LTC) template



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