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11. Wandering and getting lost

Many individuals with dementia experience a phenomenon known as "wandering." They may wander aimlessly, often without a clear sense of direction or purpose. Wandering can lead to getting lost even in familiar surroundings, which poses safety concerns.

An elderly woman holding a handrail and going up the stairs

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