Wisconsin's Family Caregiver Support Programs
Taking care of someone can be a joy, but it can be hard too — even when it's someone you love. Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Support Programs — located in every county and tribe in Wisconsin — provide information, support, and resources to people who need help caring for a family member, friend, or neighbor.
It is common for a person with dementia to wander and become lost. In fact, six out of ten people with dementia will wander at some point during the course of the disease. Often the person will not remember their name or home address or be able to communicate. It is impossible to predict who may wander or when they will wander. Wandering can be dangerous – even life-threatening.
Summer is a great time to get out and do things. Traveling out of town gives you something to look forward to and can be a very rewarding and fun experience. If you are a caregiver for a loved one you may wonder if you should just stay home, but with careful planning you can still get away. You just need to be a little more prepared for the unexpected. Nancy Abrahamson, Caregiver Support Coordinator from the St. Croix County ADRC gives these tips to consider when planning a trip.