Wandering can be a serious problem in people who have more advanced dementia. These tips may help prevent wandering:
To prevent harm when someone with dementia does wander:
Inspect the person' s house, and remove or reduce hazards for tripping and falling. See also: Preventing falls
Do not leave a person who has advanced dementia alone in the home.
Lower the temperature of the hot water tank. Remove or lock up cleaning products and other items that may be poisonous.
Make sure the kitchen is safe.
Remove, or store in locked areas:
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