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Alzheimer's & Dementia Wander Safety Products

Wandering is the single most critical worry for a caregiver. Those living with Alzheimer's, other forms of Dementia and Memory Loss have a tendency to wander whether they are at home or in unfamiliar surroundings. They are trying to make sense of the world they find themselves in at that moment.

Patients will sometimes leave clues that they are about to wander by announcing that it is time to go home, when in fact they are home. They may get dressed to go to work when they stopped working long ago. Their past memories are now present. Without warning, they may start to wander into forbidden or dangerous areas within their own home - and locked doors could just make a wandering situation more severe.

The Alzheimer's Store offer a wide range of helpful products that stop wandering at the source - such as using a simple stop sign, alert caregivers if a wandering event is about to happen - with motion detectors & door alarms, or products to help locate your loved-one in case of an active wandering event - such as our GPS Tracking Watch.

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GPS Tracker Watch by Theora Care Locking Clasp for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients Prevent Wandering GPS Tracker Watch for Elderly - Theora Care

Track location & make calls through the watch!

Price: $369.95

door alarm monitor with remote portable alarm kit for wandering Alzheimer's dementia elderly SMPL motion sensor option medical alert pendant Wander Alert Door -or- Motion Alarm Kits | SMPL

Monitor the safety of your loved one - expandable sets!

Price: $39.99

door alarm monitor with remote portable alarm kit for wandering Alzheimer's dementia elderly SMPL motion sensor option expandable add on medical alert help pendant Wander Alert Kit Add-On(s) | SMPL

Expand your SMPL Alarm Kit w/ Add On Sensors!

Price: $16.99

Easy to use picture dial Verizon and AT&T compatible cell phone for elderly, seniors and those with Alzheimer's plus GPS Tracking and speakerphone video chat Senior Cell Phone w/ Picture Dialing + GPS

Limit incoming & outgoing calls w/ ease. Unlocked for all carriers!

Price: $349.00

GPS Tracker Watch by Tranquil with Locking Clasp for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients Prevent Wandering Tranquil GPS Tracking Watch for the Elderly

All-in-one wandering prevention w/ the best battery life!

Price: $895.00

door-alarm-monitor-and-remote-plug-in-alarm-alzheimers-dementia-SMPL-SIMPLE-wall-plugin Wander Alarm: Door Monitor w/ Plug-In Alarm

Help Prevent Wandering - expandable system!

Price: $39.99

automatic night light with LED sensor for Alzheimer's and dementia LED Motion Sensor Light

Light a path to keep loved-ones safe at night!

Price: $29.95

confounding-door-lock-for-seniors-with-alzheimers-and-children-in-out-swing-doors-with-key Door Guardian Confounding Lock w/ Key

A clever lock to prevent wandering!

Price: $29.95

SafeWander Bed Alarm for Elderly wandering prevention for Alzheimer's safe wander gateway fall prevention Bed Alarm for Seniors - SafeWander + Gateway

Wearable sensor that alerts wandering on your mobile device!

Price: $199.00

Alerta wandering monitor alarm for Alzheimer's, Dementia, Autism and for elderly who wander Alerta Patch Wandering Alarm + Receiver

Help prevent wandering with a wearable patch!

Price: $169.00

Alerta wandering monitor alarm for Alzheimer's, Dementia, Austim and for elderly who wander Alerta Patch Kit | Extras

Help prevent wandering with a wearable patch!

Price: $37.00
confounding-door-lock-for-seniors Door Guardian Confounding Lock

A clever lock to prevent wandering!

Price: $27.95

door-alarm-with-keypad Door Alarm with Keypad

Always know when a door is opened - help prevent wandering!

Price: $29.95

Memory Box For Dementia Patients Hallway Room Identifier Memory Box

Never forget where your room is!

Price: $174.00

Memory Shadow Box Cue Box Room Display For Dementia Memory Cue Box

Personalize a room or doorway w/ memories!

Price: $96.00

Peel and Stick Door Mural - Vinyl and Fire-Rated Door Murals Peel & Stick - Fire-Rated | 'Bookcase'

An amazing illusion to prevent wandering!

Price: $184.95

firerated door mural bricks and vine Door Murals Peel & Stick - Fire-Rated | 'Bricks & Vine'

A perfect solution to dementia wandering!

Price: $184.95
stop-sign-banner-to-deter-wandering Stop Sign Banner

Great deterrent for dementia wandering!

Price: $34.95

gps-smart-sole GPS Smart Sole Tracking Solution

Caregiver peace of mind to easily locate their loved ones..

Price: $359.00

wireless-remote-alarm-replacement-pads Replacement Pads For Mat With Wireless Remote Alarm

Never be without a pad when monitoring a patient!

Price: $67.50
Sale Price: $49.99
Savings: $17.51

do-not-enter-sign-for-wandering Do Not Enter Signs

18" x 18" - Do Not Enter Sign

Price: $24.95
safepresence-replacement-sensor-pads SafePresence Replacement Sensor Pads

For use with The SafePresence 200 and The SAFENBED Alert System

Price: $50.00


Reasons why people with Dementia wander

Task Oriented: Most people always have something to do. Even if they don't, they create something to keep their hands and brain busy. People with Alzheimer's relive their former lives and leave their home believing they are going to a job or shopping.

Pain, discomfort and agitation: Emotions can be reason to wander. They are not happy in their present situation so if they move to another location maybe those symptoms will not come with them. But in actuality, they are wandering.

Loss of Memory: When people become disoriented due to their present thoughts disappearing, their reality being blurred or seeking places that were once familiar to them, they wander looking to go back to those comforting and safe places. They are searching for their past.

Disorientation: They may wake up at 5 in the morning and not know if it is day going into night or night going into day. They will leave their surroundings to seek the answer.

What to do if you suspect or have a person that is wandering

Take proper precautions:

1) Alert your support group, caregivers, and neighbors that events of wandering may happen.
2) Prepare the home or facility by using products that can lessen the possibility of an occurrence and its effect on all involved. Make it harder for them to wander and if they do, make it safer.

3) Prepare the patient with elopement equipment or GPS Tracking Devices.

The following items are designed to specifically help those that wander

1) Easily recognizable stop signs are excellent deterrents. One of our earliest memories in childhood is a STOP sign. Even late stage patients recognize OFF-LIMIT areas when they see these red and yellow signs.

2) The ALZ Store developed the first Fire Rated Door Mural that is approved for commercial facilities. It consists of a picture of a bookshelf that is so real, you have to touch it to know that it is a mural! The disoriented person no longer sees a door to go through. This is great for hiding utility closets or basement doors.

3) At night, motion sensors can alert caregivers of a wandering loved one. These products have remote alarms that do not startle the patient but do alert the caregiver who may be in another room that their patient is on the move. They even have 2 way intercoms so the patient can be spoken to. This can arrest the movement, giving the caregiver time to get to the patient.

4) GPS devices are the newest technology for wandering. The Alzheimer's Store distributes devices that are locked on the wanderer's wrist, such as the TheoraCare GPS Watch. The Alzheimer's patient can be tracked from any computer, tablet or smartphone. The device alerts the caregiver on site or family members or caregivers in remote locations that there is a wandering event occurring and the location of the patient.

5) Our emergency medical alert bracelet is an ID bracelet with the international scanning icon. All emergency responders carry scanning devices. It is also equipped with a url address with the wanderer's personal pin number. This pin number allows the caregiver/responder access to all medical records or contact information that has been preloaded into it from a computer.

Many of our alert products are monitored by an emergency response center with personnel who are experienced and have specific training to respond to those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss. This type of experience is crucial in a time of emergency.

Some, but not all, patients with dementia are prone to losing track of where they are. Overall, only 1 percent of patients are hurt while lost, but their chances of injury rise dramatically the longer that they remain missing.

40 percent of dementia patients get lost at some point, but the real danger is with those who repeatedly wander away from their families, private caretakers, or nursing homes. This repetitive behavior happens in 5 percent of patients. It can strain family ties and lead to resentment between caretakers and their loved-one with Dementia.

Please call us toll-free at 1-800-752-3238 to answer any questions about our products for wandering.