Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult journey for both the older adult who lives with it and for their family. It is often referred to as “the long goodbye.”
When a senior you love has advanced Alzheimer’s, safely caring for them at home becomes increasingly difficult. Wandering is a common and dangerous behavior for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
The statistics on wandering are indeed frightening. Half of people with Alzheimer’s who wander and aren’t found within 24 hours are injured or die before they are located. This behavior often forces families to accept the idea that a memory care placement may be necessary.
Guilt and fear are very common emotions for loved ones to feel during this time. [Read more…]