Supporting people with dementia to walkabout safely outdoors: development of a structured model of assessment.

  title={Supporting people with dementia to walkabout safely outdoors: development of a structured model of assessment.},
  author={Eleanor Bantry White and Paul Montgomery},
  journal={Health & social care in the community},
  volume={24 4},
People with dementia while missing are at risk of harm including death. Yet, welfare concerns arise when freedom to walkabout outdoors is restricted and in particular, getting lost is a risk factor for admission to long-term care. Accurate methods of assessing the risks posed to community-dwelling people with dementia from getting lost are needed to ensure intervention is proportionate. Currently available assessment tools focus upon the identification of dementia-related changes in a person's… CONTINUE READING
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