Dementia and Wandering: Suggestions for family caregivers

Most persons with dementia wander, and this can traumatize the patient and the family. Some patients are not located for days, and some get seriously injured, even die. These English and Hindi videos discuss ways in which families can try to understand what needs or restlessness makes patients wander, how to reduce wandering, and also how to be prepared to get the patients home safe and fast in case they do wander.

The videos use pictures and sketches to explain the suggestions. Captions and transcripts are available.

English version below. If the video player does not load, view the English video directly on Youtube (includes captions).

You can also download the English transcript (PDF file) here.

Hindi version below. If the video player does not load, view the Hindi video directly on Youtube (includes captions).

You can also download the Hindi transcript (PDF file) here.

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