Hello this is my 1st post! I am an Occupational therapist currently studying for an MSc in Ageing and as part of my studies I am looking at walking or what is often labelled "wandering" in people who have dementia.
There is alot of "medical type research" out there but very little appears to have been carried out to get the carers perspective or indeed the perspective of the person doing the walking!
If you are caring for someone who walks/ wanders I would be very interested to hear about your experiences, why you think they walk/wander, what impact it has had on you and the person you care for and what coping strategies you have employed or been advised to employ.
I look forward to hearing from you or reading your replies in this forum,
Many thanks. Jo H