10 Ways to Prevent a Person with Alzheimer’s from Wandering

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For various reasons, a person with Alzheimer’s disease is prone to wander, be it because of confusion, a vague sense of unease, or a need to go “home” — which may be a place from their past. Their wandering can be a huge concern for caregivers, and while your loved one’s tendency to wander may increase, there are ways to mitigate and prevent it. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, check out these 10 ways to help prevent them from wandering.

10. Establish Bedtime Routines

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A good night’s sleep may prevent wandering, and the best way to ensure this is to establish bedtime routines. Do your best to have your loved one go to bed and wake up at regularly scheduled times. Minimizing your loved one’s napping during daylight hours may help.

9. Secure Your Home

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An effective way to mitigate wandering is to have secure boundaries. Make sure that your home is secured by installing strong locks or motion detectors.

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