For families of people with dementia, life can be full of fear and worry – and there are few thoughts more terrifying than the prospect of their loved one wandering off and getting lost.
That's why Home Instead Senior Care has recently established the Missing Senior Network – an online service to help families get the word out when their older loved ones have wandered. You can get started by logging in to the site with a user name and password. Then, all you have to do is complete three simple forms:
If you are ever in an emergency situation involving senior wandering, your contacts will get a text, letting them know to be on the lookout.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, anyone living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia is at risk of wandering.
Family caregivers should be aware of the following common triggers that may cause someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia to wander:
For more information on helping people living with dementia stay safe, please contact us!
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