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

Bantry White, E. and Montgomery, P
Health & social care in the community
This paper by Bantry et al. (2016) documents the process and early development of a structured method for assessing safety in people with dementia walking outdoors.
The authors discuss the complexity of assessing the risk in this population and the need for flexible use of any schedule based on individual circumstances. They acknowledge that the study is limited by its lack of consultation with people who have dementia, as it was designed as a carer informant tool. They point to the need for further research that consults people with dementia and that considers the potential benefits as well as the risks associated with an issue such as walking outdoors.
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