This is what someone wrote on an online forum after discussing the problem of trying to keep track of someone living with dementia who is still mobile.
They do, of course. Google it if you are interested.
I know that cold fear when you look around and the person you're caring for is no longer there. Now that S is more settled and doesn't move as fast it is hardly a problem. But I still have to pack supermarket stuff with one hand - the other is holding onto S! And if I let go she will sometimes set off to who knows where.
Increasingly I answer yes to 'Would you like help with your packing?'.