How do you keep a walker with an Alzheimer patient, who keeps walking away from it and loves to walk around.

Have tried a sign to tell her to keep it with her to no avail even named it. The house is small and has rails down halls but still wobbly.


Answer:

You might want to consult with an OT, or another safety specialist of the like. Honestly, “you don’t” is the short answer. You walk with her, you have the family sign a managed risk agreement, you do your best to keep her safe, but there’s no way to prevent falls in all circumstances.

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