Guide to Dementia and Wandering

Wandering is a symptom of dementia that affects 60% of patients. If wandering dementia patients are not found within 24 hours, up to half suffer serious injury or death. This guide can help you understand your loved one’s wandering, including motivating factors and warning signs to watch for, and provides tips and precautions you can take to keep him or her safe.

Is Home Care Right for You?

The pressure of caring for your loved one while managing daily life and responsibilities can be challenging. If you’re a caregiver, you may eventually find yourself looking to secure help and find solutions; this can be confusing as you try to match available resources with the needs of you and your loved one.

Identify the Help You Need.

  • Learn About the Differences Between Home Health and Private Duty Care
  • Reduce the Chance of Your Loved One Returning to the Hospital
  • Finding In-Home Health Care for Seniors in Michigan and Illinois

If you are considering home health care, call (888) 930-WELL (9355) to speak with a Residential nurse — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit us online at for additional resources, videos, and articles.

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