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Caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients Caring for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients

Experts say it can be tough keeping up with adults who have Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Their memory loss and/or delusions create a tendency to wander off.

Summer Matchett with the Alzheimer’s Project in Tallahassee says dementia patients wander for a variety of reasons: boredom, living in their own reality, or “sundowning,” which she says is getting agitated once the sun goes down.

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