Is your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s a wander risk? There are frequent articles in the news about individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who wander from homes or care communities. How do you know if your loved one is at risk? What precautions should you take? Gated communities offer safety and security for a loved one who might wander away and become lost or injured. These communities often have interior corridors designed in circles so that mobility can be constant and does not end at a wall or at the end of a hallway. Many gated communities also have access to outdoor courtyards, again gated but offering safe activities in an outdoor environment. Is your loved one at risk? A gated community may be the safe alternative.

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PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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