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Dementia and Wandering Behavior

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Dementia and Wandering Behavior

SKU# 9780826102720

Concern for the Lost Elder

Author: Nina M. Silverstein PhD, Gerald Flaherty , Terri Tobin PhD


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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!

Alzheimer's is quickly becoming the epidemic of the 21st century. Today, an estimated four million Americans suffer from this devastating disease. This number could explode to 14 million by the year 2050, when baby boomers come of age.

Written in a clear and accessible style, Dementia and Wandering Behavior brings attention to this life-threatening problem and helps professionals and family caregivers understand that there are preventative measures available.

By focusing on specific responses to wandering behavior and describing ways to create a safe environment in the home, community, and care facility, this book teaches you how to maximize autonomy while minimizing risk for people with dementia in your care.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 03, 2006
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102720
  • EISBN 9780826196835

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Introduction
  1. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: An Overview
  2. Comprehensive Review of the Literature on Wandering Behavior
  3. The Dementia Wanderer: A Profile

  4. Part II: Current Community Responses to Wandering Behavior: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why
  5. The Caregiver
  6. Law Enforcement and Technology
  7. Long-Term Care Providers

  8. Part III: Creating a Safe Environment
  9. The Home: Recommendations for Family Caregivers
  10. The Facility: Recommendations for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Residences
  11. The Community: Recommendations for Elder Care and Acute Care Providers
  12. The Lifesaving Role of "First Responders:" Recommendations for Police, EMS, Fire, and Search & Rescue Personnel

  13. Conclusions