Impact of cognitive impairment on wandering behavior.

  title={Impact of cognitive impairment on wandering behavior.},
  author={Donna L. Algase and Elizabeth Beattie and Barbara A. Therrien},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={23 3},
The purpose of this study was to explore cognitive impairment as a predictor of wandering rhythm and pattern in a sample of 25 demented residents from two long-term care settings. Parameters of rhythm indicating cycle frequency and structure were examined for wandering patterns (random, lapping, and pacing) and for nonwandering (direct) ambulation. All measures of cognitive impairment (Mini-Mental State Exam, Mattis Dementia Rating Scale, and a neuropsychologist's clinical rating) were… CONTINUE READING

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