Responding to 'wandering' and exit-seeking behaviour - understanding the message

Dementia can affect a person’s abilities to remember where they are and find their way around. As a result, they may attempt to leave their home, place of care or the company of others, when it is unsafe for them to do so. This is known as exit-seeking behaviour, or “wandering”. The following strategies can assist you in caring for a person with exit-seeking behaviour.