Wandering and disorientation resources

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In this section, find more resources to help you address disorientation and keep people living with dementia safe.

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Wandering and dementia

Learn about disorientation (often called "wandering"), including what it is, the reasons for the behaviour and how to reduce the risk. Access information for both people living with dementia and caregivers.

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Disorientation and getting lost

Due to the physical changes to the brain that are caused by dementia, sometimes people living with dementia become disoriented, even in familiar places. This section provides information and a link to our guide on disorientation and getting lost.

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