A new resource to assist people living with dementia to walk safely and maintain their independence is now available from Dementia Australia.
The ‘Walking Safely with Dementia’ resource is being launched to coincide with National Missing Persons Week, which ran from 4-10 August 2019.
According to a study from the US Alzheimer’s Association, it is estimated that 60 per cent of people with Alzheimer’s disease (the most common form of dementia) will become lost at least once and becoming lost is often the first symptom experienced by someone living with dementia.
The ‘Walking Safely with Dementia’ guide offers information, tips and strategies for people living with dementia, their families and carers and suggests ways we, as a community, can help if a person becomes lost or disorientated.
Walking safely with dementia (.pdf)