Coping with Loved Ones who may Wander

My last post about the Medic Alert bracelet apparently caught the attention of a reporter who worked with the Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on an article about wandering. It’s a pretty good article, but I’m a little disappointed at one small omission. While talking to Bill the reporter asked him about his wandering adventure and he mentioned he saw a road sign for Princeton, and drove that way because he had lived in Princeton, New Jersey when he was younger. That’s the first I’d heard of that reason for his going that way, but it’s important to note that people with dementia often wander because of some clue to their past.

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