6 Ways To Prevent A Dementia Patient From Wandering

6 Ways To Prevent A Dementia Patient From Wandering – Taking care of a dementia patient is not easy, especially since they tend to wander sometimes. This can become extremely overwhelming for a caregiver. Every noise at night is a worry to them, in case the patient has gone wandering off somewhere. Taking the patient out is also terrifying. If the caregiver does not keep an eye on the patient all the time, there is always a chance that he/she could get lost, or wander off somewhere and get hurt. Knowing how to prevent a dementia patient from wandering can prevent a lot of anxiety for the caregiver, and will do a lot to keep the patient safe at all times.

It’s impossible for a caregiver to keep an eye on a dementia patient every second of the day, however, since they are only human, and there will be times when they simply can’t stop the person from wandering.

The following are 6 ways to prevent a dementia patient from wandering, not only to keep him/her safe, but to boost the confidence of the caregiver, and reduce their stress levels as well.

  • Make sure the home is secure to prevent wandering. Doors and windows should have locks that the patient is unable to open easily. Depending on the situation, bars can be installed on windows too. Strategically-placed motion detectors or bells hung on doorknobs, will alert the caregiver if an outer door is opened.
  • Although it won’t prevent wandering, the patient should always carry some form of identification, such as a medical ID, an identifying label sewn into their clothing, or a temporary tattoo showing the patient’s medical condition and the caregiver’s phone number.
  • Dressing the patient in bright clothing will help a lot to see him/her from a distance, should they go wandering in a crowd. The patient’s home should be surrounded by a high fence with security gates, so that he/she can get some fresh air outside in the garden.
  • Tracking devices, in the form of transmitters fitted into jewellery items, are one of the 6 ways to prevent a dementia patient from wandering that are most effective. Some are short-range, and designed in such a way that the caregiver can monitor the patient’s whereabouts, and some have an alarm that goes off on both the item of jewellery as well as a base unit, should the patient wander too far.
  • Inform the patient’s neighbours as to his/her condition, tell them about the patient’s tendency to wander, and give them the caregiver’s number, with clear instructions to contact the caregiver, should they see the patient wandering outside by him/herself.
  • One of the easiest ways to prevent a dementia patient from wandering at night, is to find out if they are hungry or thirsty when they go to bed. If so, then simply leaving a few crackers and a glass of water or juice next to their bed should keep them settled through the night and stop them from wandering.

 

 

Don’t Become A Statistic! With GPS tracking

Have you ever had that cold chill while your kids were playing outside; that moment when you realize you can’t see them anymore? Have you ever had a minor heart attack at a shopping mall when they leave your field of vision? This is probably when you found yourself wishing that you could track your child.

As a parent, your children’s safety is your every waking moment’s top priority. How many parents even struggle to trust that their children are safe at school anymore? It is a sad truth, but in today’s society, we can never have enough security when it comes to our children. A blink of an eye is all it takes and then there is next to nothing you can do to get that second back.

We need to step up our game and find new ways to ensure that we start taking back control over how we protect our kids, by finding ways that we know we will be in control when they are away from us. We are not superheroes and we can’t bend time or travel at the speed of light, but we can take tracking our children’s movements into our control.

With WatchOvers cutting edge technology, you can now track your children every minute of the day. The high-tech software that runs these kids GPS watches, let’s you know when they leave their programmed safe zone as well as when they re-enter it. You can pull up a tracking map to see when and where they have been, as well as communicate remotely via the built in SIM cards.

We understand that safety in today’s world is next to non-existent, and we know how hard it is to maintain any form of a watchful eye over our little-loved ones. We have taken those concerns and created a new innovative way to remotely keep them safe. It signals to your phone when they need to be recharged and you set alarms such as “come home for dinner”.  Of course you can now also call them directly or they can call you should something urgent arise.

These are all aspects we as parents at WatchOvers understand are necessary measures to ensure your piece of mind, and that of the little ones, who will know that they can make contact and be contacted at any given time.

That is not all we have taken into account with our tracking watches; for all intents and purposes watch is a fashion item, so we have designed these GPS watches in colors to suit all those little ones trending tastes.

 

 

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