The IA² team has been working with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (PLPT) and Carla Eben on a dementia wandering project for tribal communities (read more here)
. We developed this “Dementia Wandering” information flyer culturally tailored to American Indian communities with featured imagery from multiple tribal communities, including an image of Stone Mother from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (PLPT).
The flyer includes the following information:
Did you know?
- About 6.2 million Americans live with dementia. The majority of these people are over 65.
What is wandering?
- Wandering occurs when a person with dementia roams around and becomes lost or confused about where they are.
How often do people wander?
Wandering is very common. It is estimated that 80% of people with dementia will wander. Many people will wander multiple times.
Can I prevent wandering?
Yes! By taking action, you can help prevent your loved ones from wandering. Disguising doors that lead outside or installing locks is a great start!
Where can I find more information about wandering?
We have a collection of resources available for caregivers, families, and people living with dementia. Please visit: iasquared.org/wandering/ for more!