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Psychosocial Interventions in Management of Wandering Behaviours among Persons Living with Dementia


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1 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
     

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The article aims to describe the nature of wandering behaviour and how it causes burden on caregivers of persons living with dementia. Psychosocial Interventions largely focus on understanding the needs of affected individuals and their families to facilitate low-cost care for preventing and managing wandering behaviours. Similarly, few internationally accepted guidelines are reviewed and the authors briefly summarize the practical tips from those models of care to help caregivers to prevent wandering behaviours. Though modern technology has been applied in dementia care, in low-middle-income countries like India, professionals are still looking forward to applying such technology for reducing the caregiver burden. Hence, it is an opportunity for Geriatric Professionals to explore further how these technological and social care advancements can be used to frame tailor-made interventions.
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K. N. Anu
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
A. Thirumoorthy
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sojan Antony
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
P. T. Sivakumar
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Cicil R. Vasanthra
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract


The article aims to describe the nature of wandering behaviour and how it causes burden on caregivers of persons living with dementia. Psychosocial Interventions largely focus on understanding the needs of affected individuals and their families to facilitate low-cost care for preventing and managing wandering behaviours. Similarly, few internationally accepted guidelines are reviewed and the authors briefly summarize the practical tips from those models of care to help caregivers to prevent wandering behaviours. Though modern technology has been applied in dementia care, in low-middle-income countries like India, professionals are still looking forward to applying such technology for reducing the caregiver burden. Hence, it is an opportunity for Geriatric Professionals to explore further how these technological and social care advancements can be used to frame tailor-made interventions.