Taking Care and Precautions for the Wandering AD Loved Ones

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/3/2007 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
 From my reading I have come across a very alarming rate of Ad ppl wandering
In 1992 32,000 wandered away from their home or a care facility
Generally IF found within 24 hrs a safe return is more apt to occur
 
 After the first 24 hours goes by and they are not found the survival rate DROPS 46%
 
There are many things that can be done to help with this at the home
 
Install locks on all doors and windows......
Consider putting up fences / cannot keep them in all day when weather is nice
Consider Alarms
There are also motion detectors that will let you know when loved one gets up and out of bed ...
*Also pressure scan mats that are like normal mats but will let you know if loved on is trying to head out the door
 
Erect gates and even the child guards that we use for toddlers to have safety at stairs
 
Safe Return Bracelets can be gotten from the AD society ..call  and see what they consist of
The ones we have here we normally do put on DOMINANT hand so it cannot be removed
Dress them in Bright Colors
 Keep all keys up and away so thy cannot get to them....
Constant wanderers is a great risk factor for them for sure and above is a few things to help with that
 
Recommended books thru HW Resources
Elder Rage .....Take My Father Please
How to Survive caring for Aging Parents
 
See resources for more info on this please
Will post more I have questions into the Alzheimer's Society and just waiting for them to call me tomorrow
 


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/9/2007 10:28:31 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 4/11/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 4/28/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats called "Sundowning" Lyn.It usually starts in the late afternoons & lasts for several hours maybe longer..........
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   Posted 4/29/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks snowy i knew that.......i wanted to post to make sure ppl are careful with loved ones
be well
how is Larry doing BTW
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   Posted 6/2/2007 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 6/2/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Lyn,

Your info is right on as we had a resident get through security from the nursing home and wander off barefoot. He was found dead sad to say . He had wander a long way in early winter.

My husbands Grandmother had this overwhelmingly sad disease and watching my Mother -in-law try to take care of her at home broke my heart.

Grandma  did not know anyone, just kept asking for Frank her husband who had died already.

I admire and support the caregivers of parents, relatives or any loved ones for all they do to to help people living this life of illness. I pray they have good days and that you can see it in your loved ones eyes, some recognition of who you are.

 


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   Posted 6/3/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
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Sometimes Dad knows its me other times he calls me "Judy" as I am the spitting image of Mom out of all the kids I am the one that looks so like her or she did ........

THanks for popping in
You are doing an awesome job in other forum I might need you to watch this one occasionally it is pretty quiet but do get the odd spammer .....Will give you plenty of notice if I do k
Loves ya

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