Dementia Care Techniques
Dementias can cause people to act in unexpected and volatile ways. Often people with dementia can get anxious or act in an aggressive manner. Some people may repeat certain questions, statements or movements. Many individuals may misinterpret what they hear or what was said.
These kinds of reactions can result in misunderstanding, frustration and tension between the caregiver and the person with dementia. It is important to realize that the person with cognitive impairment is not trying to be difficult and that their behavior is the way the communicate.
After you have identified the signs of dementia and come to understand the stages of dementia, it is time to deal with the symptoms of dementia and learn how to identify and address common dementia related behaviors.