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.
Sundown Syndrome affects people with dementia and strikes around sunset. Learn how to minimize sundown syndrome agitation.
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- How to Solve Dementia-Related Sleep Problems
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- My 88 year old father is uncharacteristically making accussions of my mother. What could be wrong?
- How do we deal with Dad's dementia delusions?
- How should I handle my mother's hallucinations?
- How can I better my mother with Alzheimer's nutrition?
- Can sleep pills cause confusion?
- I don't think my 78-year-old mother has dementia, so why does she get sundown syndrome?
- Is scratching a symptom of Alzheimer's?
- How can I best deal with my father-in-law's dementia and anger?
- How can I tell if my mom has Alzheimer's or short term memory loss? I think she's hallucinating.
- Is it good to limit visiting of a dementia patient?
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- Is compulsive scratching common?
- What 's the best way to travel with dementia?
- Should we not see my mother anymore?
- How can Mom to stop acting so mean to me?
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