Wandering along the beach

Combine beachBefore a diagnosis of dementia, if I went walking,

Even if it was ‘wandering’ through a shopping centred for pleasure,

It was still referred to as walking

Wandering along the beach with the sand between my toes

Was still considered walking

When I go walking, even if I get lost, I am not a wanderer… I am a person

Sometimes people like to go for walks, even people with dementia

Sometimes people get lost, even people without dementia

Sometimes people walk because they are looking for something, even people with dementia

Sometimes people go walking because they are bored, even people with dementia

Sometimes people go walking because they might be trying to “escape”

Or “manage” the boredom of living in an aged care facility

They might be feeling like they are in prison…

Locked up even when they are not criminals…

Sometimes people walk for exercise, even people with…

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