Nocturnal Wandering by Dementia Patient

By:  Frank Engelman   |  Posted: November 19, 2021   |  Updated: April 18, 2023

Problem Description


For those of us caring for a loved one with dementia, nocturnal bed exits can be an overwhelming problem.

We want a solution that notes when a person exits their bed, and can help a caregiver respond appropriately, without creating unnecessary caregiver actions or stress.

In particular, we want something beyond a product that just sends the caregiver “alerts” whenever a person exits the bed.

Excessive alerts keep the caregiver stressed and prevent sleep. There needs to be a way that the caregiver gets alerts only when “action is required”.

Ideally, we also want to have a way of discouraging the person with dementia from opening the front door and leaving the house.

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