Checking is a medical term that describes one of the types of wandering behavior that people with dementia (mostly those that are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease) experience. It is a condition where the person that suffers from checking will repeatedly seek out the whereabouts of a person, his or her caregiver, or a relative. Wandering is a common behavior for patients with dementia, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease.
It is one of the most common forms of disruption that they experience and it may affect patients suffering from different types of dementia. Understanding how wondering works is the initial step that health professionals need to know in order to be prepared and be well-equipped in handling patients.