Alzheimer's Behavior Problems
By mid-stage Alzheimer's, brain deterioration may lead to a wide range of challenging behaviors, including hallucinations, wandering, "sundowning" (increased confusion and restlessness at night), and anger and aggression. Skillful, sympathetic care can make these behaviors less severe or burdensome, and sometimes prevent them.
A person with Alzheimer's disease may preform hostile or aggressive behavior. These aggressive behaviors can be upsetting and are often hard to manage. It helps to have a plan.
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