One of the most significant problems that families face with an Alzheimer's Disease patient is agitation.
Agitation can show it self in many ways like pacing, screaming, hoarding,or physical aggression which can lead to violence.
The key to dealing with this kind of behavior is to find out what triggers these episodes and find ways to deal with them.
Repeated episodes of aggressive behavior increases the risk of violence in both the patient and caregiver.
There has been a recent episode where an Alzheimer's patient shot someone, click on story to read more.
The Tragic Effects of Alzheimer's Disease