Freedom, Wisconsin
N3782 County Trunk E
Freedom, WI 54913
(920) 422-4620
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3 Tips to Prevent Wandering With Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Patients October 20, 2017

Freedom, Outagamie
3 Tips to Prevent Wandering With Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Patients, Freedom, Wisconsin

Wandering is one of the most common and dangerous behavioral problems of Alzheimer’s and dementia care patients. People with the disorder may find themselves in lost in their own neighborhoods, and they are often unable to even ask for help. If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s important to understand what you can do to help prevent the risk of wandering.

3 Tips to Keep Dementia Care Patients From Wandering 

1. Provide Supervision

When you take an Alzheimer’s patient into an unfamiliar area, don’t leave them unsupervised. If they were to wander, you could have a more difficult time finding them, which would only make the situation worse.

2. Avoid Places That Cause Confusion

dementia careMalls and grocery stores are places that are often full of people, which can spark feelings of disorientation or confusion in a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. If you want to take them out of the house, go for a walk around the neighborhood, or head to a quiet destination that you’re familiar with. 

3. Secure the Home

While you should never lock a patient with Alzheimer’s in the house unsupervised, there are steps you can take to make your home more secure. Install locks on your windows and doors to prevent your loved one from leaving the house while you’re busy cooking or in the bathroom.


Trust the compassionate staff at Country Villa Assisted Living in Freedom and Pulaski, WI, to provide your loved one with the highest quality Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The premier assisted living community is situated on a 12-acre park and offers a number of attractive amenities to ensure your loved one feels at home in their new surroundings. To schedule a tour, call (920) 422-4620 for the Freedom location or (920) 422-4629 to reach the Pulaski home. You can also visit their website to learn more about their full list of services. 

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