How Long Does An Alzheimer Patient Live?

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Wandering Behavior in Alzheimer's Patients

Over 60 per cent of people with Alzheimer's will, at some time, wander away from their home or place of residence*. Wandering is a common and potentially life threatening aspect of dementia, particularly at times of the year when the weather is bad or if the person lives in an area surrounded by hazards such as fast traffic or open hostile countryside.


What exactly is wandering? There is general consensus that wandering describes an aimless or purposeless activity where someone leaves a safe...

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