Your Journey to Safe Wandering

Persons living with dementia are at a higher risk of getting lost. This interactive guide helps you find ways to stay safe based on your lifestyle and preferences.

This tool is intended to support persons with dementia to live in the community.

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What is the purpose of this website?

Canada’s population is continuing to age.  As more people grow older, there will be more cases of missing persons among those living with dementia. This website offers strategies that: 1) promote safe wandering and, 2) manage the risk of getting lost.

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1. What is the main purpose of this website?

2. What is safe wandering?

3. What are the risks of wandering?

4. Is it a good idea for people living with dementia to wander?

5. Why are prevention strategies important?

6. What kind of research went into creating this website?

7. Why should persons living with dementia use this website?

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Who created this website?

Researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Aging and Research Innovation Program (AIRP) have created the Canadian Guideline for Safe Wandering to keep persons living with dementia safe while maintaining their freedom to go where they would like.

For questions, please email

This project was supported by AGE-WELL NCE.