Keep in mind that bad behaviors in the hospital can be attempts by your loved one to communicate that there is a problem, an unmet need, fear, fatigue or pain. Be a detective and try to figure out what it can be. Advocate for your loved one, they can’t do it for themselves.
Alzheimer's Reading Room
I attended a wonderful lecture given by my friend Sydney Farrier, LCSW, in Dallas, TX.
She was speaking to professionals on
Challenges in Caring for a Hospitalized Dementia Patient.
I will attempt to translate some of the lecture for families so they can help the hospital personnel treat/manage their loved one in a way that will reduce agitation as much as possible, and provide the best outcome for the loved one with dementia.