I know wandering is a part of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson with Lewy Body Dementia, but walking is a very positive exercise.
Not only is it good for releasing tension, but the health benefit for seniors is significant. A Harvard Medical School Report advises 150 minutes of walking a week. The NIH even provides a toolkit for Older Adults.
From my own experience, I find myself more relaxed. I listen to audio books, music or walk with neighbors. Patsy is a great social companion – she likes everyone and everyone is learning her name.
It is important to establish a walking routine as early as possible in the person’s diagnosis.
Always take precautions, make sure you have a cell phone that has its “Location Service” turned on, and your caregiver can track you.