Wandering is a huge issue for many caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease. The biggest problem may be that one never knows when the urge to wander will hit the person with the disease. Even if the care receiver has never wandered before, when will the first time be? One thing about dementia is that it does not make the person with the disease less "intelligent." They just think differently. Often, when there is enough will behind a desire, people can be quite crafty.