This of course, is yet another reason NOT to call it wandering, nor ‘manage’ walking as a challenging behaviour.
“Aged care workers are being told to encourage residents to go for a walk instead of resting after eating to potentially help to save them from some falls caused by a sudden loss in blood pressure, according to new South Australia research.”
Read the article here: Walking after meals could ‘save’ residents
I do recall Professor Steve Illfe who is an academic GP in London, presenting at the Alzheimer’s NZ Conference last year, saying how bizarre, and wrong that before his patients were diagnosed with dementia, he told them to get/keep fit and walking was one of the best exercises for that, then after dementia, he advised them to stop walking… for safety reasons. He realises this is bad advice, as it increases falls risks and impacts all sorts of other health outcomes.