Saturday, January 4, 2014

Agitation and Restlessness

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. They can explode with aggression ,so you need to monitor you loved one's behavior. The patients expression of anger and hostility will be evident. Repeated episodes of aggressive behavior increases the risk of violence in both the patient and caregiver.

Oftentimes the patient can't seem to sit still and is constantly pacing for no purpose, or they will not sleep, they will keep you awake if possible al night. The key to dealing with this kind of behavior is to find out what triggers these episodes and find ways to deal with them. Do you like this article? Stumble It!

1 comment:

David Tal said...

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's disease is a challenging position to be stable in my work, however, there are some important steps that I can do to make it easier on myself and my loved one.

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