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.
The agitation and confusion of sundown syndrome are hard on Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers alike. Here, 7 ways to ease sundown syndrome.
Sundown Syndrome affects people with dementia and strikes around sunset. Learn how to minimize sundown syndrome agitation.
Sleep problems are a common -- and difficult -- problem associated with dementia. Learn the most common sleep problems and how to deal with them.
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- How can I better my mother with Alzheimer's nutrition?
- How should I handle my mother's hallucinations?
- How do we deal with Dad's dementia delusions?
- What is sundown syndrome?
- 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?
- I want to know how to deal with hallucinations in people with Alzheimer's disease?
- My grandmother has become very hostile and I'm afraid to even try to bring her to a doctor, is there anything I can do?
- How can I best deal with my father-in-law's dementia and anger?
- Can Alzheimer's affect how someone feels about the outdoors?
- How can I help my mother-in-law handle her worsening Alzheimer's and hallucinations?
- Mom has dementia and memories, pictures and phone calls from friends disorient her. Should we keep these from her?
- How can Mom to stop acting so mean to me?
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