In this article I'll explain why wandering can happen in a person with dementia, present some of the warning signs that a person with dementia may be at risk of getting lost as well as tips to try to prevent the person from becoming disoriented and going missing.
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What does it mean to think about and talk about your end-of-life wishes? Another term we use for that is advance care planning. And there are a lot of reasons why they are very important to think about and talk about with your family and your health care providers, so advance care planning is basically determining what you most value, thinking about what you want to avoid and what you're afraid of and what types of decisions you want to make when it comes to your health care and your end-of-...
It is natural to want to extract a promise from a family member who may be making decisions for you in the future, such as never placing you in long-term care. But is that fair, or realistic? How does the family member feel if they have to leave a promise unfulfilled?
Dr. Didyk describes some of the pitfalls and nuances of communicating this information to a patient and family.