Daily life with someone Alzheimer
How to manage wandering?
The aimless wandering is common in Alzheimer's disease. The person walking for hours and hours without a goal. She sits two minutes and then got up to walk again, she pretends to sit up but left immediately ...
The stop walking and force it to sit and then attach cause agitation and anger. The wanderings may lead to a state of exhaustion.
Why syndrome infinite walk?
Undoubtedly, people express their anguish, their stress by walking.
Ambulation may sometimes be secondary to prolonged use of drugs. - Some nights, the person with Alzheimer's disease can not sleep: she is able to walk, work and store (or even out ) overnight. It must be left free in the house where all the dangers are eliminated. After tired and under the influence of a sedative prescribed leave it all to go to sleep. The next day, tired, she will sleep all day. "It takes days for the night ..." and it is very exhausting for the family - that does not sleep at night either - and is reluctant to lock key in his room.
What to do?
Move person and walk with her in a park, on the street or in a supermarket is an activity "therapeutic". Provided that the accompanying control the situation.
Study also circular routes which lead back to the starting point gradually and allow easy return to the house.
To close the door of his room at night without worrying about the patient, it must conceal his eyes. A hanger cleverly set above the lock and a dressing gown hanging masking the handle will do the trick. The patient can not concentrate long on a specific thing, forget the handle and with it the idea of leaving the room.