April 6, 2020
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander, and if not found within 24 hours, up to half will suffer serious injury or death. Due to Canada’s growing number of seniors, many of whom are afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia, wandering is increasing.
It is hard to see a loved one in pain. What is more difficult is to think of your loved one in pain, but unable to communicate that pain to you or a caregiver. Unfortunately, and for several different reasons, those with dementia or Alzheimer’s often have trouble communicating pain levels.