Apr 5, 2018

7 Ways To Deal With Difficult Behavior Caused By Alzheimer's and Dementia

Lately I have been receiving a lot questions from readers asking how to deal with the difficult behavior that is often expressed by persons living with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Often these behaviors can be stressful and sometimes combative.

Here is an example of a question that popped up on one of my Facebook pages.

What can you do when the Alzheimer's Patient gets combative and you want to avoid Nursing Homes.

Learn More - Dealing with Difficult Behavior Caused by Dementia

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I decided to put together a list of articles from the Alzheimer's Reading Room that address this issue.

Please take the time to read the articles, they can contain lots of useful tips.

You might also consider sharing this article with others or in support groups.

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1. The Frightened, Angry, Anxious, Mean Dementia Patient

What you have expressed about your emotions and frustrations about taking care of your Mother who suffers from dementia, I've heard so many times before.

2. Rechanneling Difficult Behavior Caused by Dementia

Persons living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia are well known for their challenging, often difficult, behaviors.

Learn - How to Get a Dementia Patient to Do What You Want Them to Do

3. Dementia Patients are People Too

We the caregivers and the persons living with dementia are no different than anyone else. We need company, we need help, we need socialization and when we are avoided or abandoned we feel lonely.

4. Stress Intensifies Alzheimer's and Challenging Behavior

It is my belief that the reduction of stress could reduce the progress of memory loss in Alzheimer's patients; and, could lead to a happier, more easy to deal with, person living with dementia.

5. Dealing with Difficult Behavior Caused by Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

I often get asked questions about how I dealt with my mother when she engaged in difficult to manage behaviors.

6. How I Stopped My Mother from Being Mean to Me

I had to learn to deal with that brain. To accept that mom's brain works different. This different brain requires me to adjust my communication. It required me to learn new and different ways to deal with the behaviors that come with Alzheimer's disease.

7. How to talk and communicate effectively with dementia patients

Did you know the Alzheimer's Reading Room contains more than 5,000 articles and has been published daily since July, 2009? The website is designed to help caregivers deal with the problems they face each day.

Need Help? Search Our Award Winning Knowledge Base for Answers to Your Questions About Alzheimer's and Dementia

Additional Sources of Information

Experts propose new approach to manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs

Treatments for Behavior

Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Publisher Alzheimer's Reading Room
Author Bob DeMarco
January, 2015
Title: "7 Ways To Deal With Difficult Behavior Caused By Alzheimer's and Dementia"