Test Your Knowledge 1

Test your knowledge

Which of the following is the most effective option in assisting people with dementia who are wandering?

Select one of the options below and then click submit to check your answer.

Incorrect. While this would be effective in keeping the person from becoming lost or wandering into an unsafe area, it might also be frustrating for the client. Wandering clients can be in a secure area without it being locked.

Incorrect. Chemical restraint carries many risks and there are much better ways to keep a wandering client safe.

Correct. There are many ways that this can be achieved, e.g., ankle alarms that alert staff when a client moves beyond a particular area, unobtrusive perimeter fences behind foliage, and paths that all lead to a door within the complex.

Incorrect. This should not be necessary if appropriate steps have already been taken to ensure that client's whereabouts can be unobtrusively monitored.