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Wandering behaviour in people with dementia

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Author: Lai, C. K. Y., Arthur, D. G.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


Wandering has been described as one of the most challenging behaviours to manage in people with Dementia. This paper reviews the current literature on wandering. It looks at the extent of the problem, the profile of those who wander, and the intervention strategies being employed. The authors concluded that knowledge generated through research remains insufficient to explain fully why and when wandering occurs and suggested that future research should incorporate a clearer definition of wandering; a specific target population; focussed intervention, and better control conditions.

Further Details

Pages: 173-182
Volume: 44
Issue: 2
Accession Number: December, 2010
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02781.x
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 30/08/2013
Keywords: behaviouralcognitiveolderinteractions
Reads: 119