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Managing Alzheimer's Patient Behavior (4 of 6)

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias affect the way seniors think and feel and subsequently how they behave. You may see behaviors from your loved ones that are uncharacteristic or even odd.

Some common challenging behaviors include refusal, delusions, aggression, false-acquisitions, wandering, agitation and repetition. The behaviors that need to be managed are ones that put you or your loved one's physical and emotional well being at risk.

Thoughts and stories from others

  1. September 17, 2016 at 11:10 pm
    Posted by dianne

    My mom won't by new clothes. she won't let me go to the Dr. with her. She won't take any clothes or shoes. But sometimes she will accept something on the rare occasion. I am planning to go with her to her Dr. or when I know she has an appt. phone up and find out when she is going. I will go by myself. I am the only child in my 50's. My mom looked after me as a single mother most of my life. I am living with a disability myself and my mother has multiple health problems. How do I cope with her while I am living in a small condo. with her.
  2. February 21, 2015 at 05:40 pm
    Posted by rinda

    It is very hard to concentrate on this emotionally difficult subject when I am bing constantly harrassed by the requests for my email address that no matter how many times I put it in they never stop. Going somewhere else for help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. November 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm
    Posted by Carol Poitou

    My dad is 91 with Alzheimers and he does the strangest thing every night at eight o'clock...he looks at his watch over and over for about 15 to 30 minutes then not again until the next night. Anyone experienced this?
  4. November 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    Posted by sherry

    stan is a very different person he came from a very abusive life, he left home when he was 14, made a great life for him self, but in 33 years it is stan's way or no way. he use to be so caring and loving, now he is so set no matter what I try, he wants to go home, or he was just down the street and this lady with a sick girl needs him, there isn't and he can walk there, i take him for rides, ask him to tell me about the home, he gets so mad at me he just yells, tell's me we are just not going to work out, we have been married 33 years, i know he doesn't know me when this
  5. October 29, 2012 at 11:19 am
    Posted by Peggy Clark

    Does my mother understand that there is something wrong with her? She sometimes thinks the man in the bathroom (her loving husband of nearly 60 yrs) is not her husband but just 'a man' that she doesn't know. My mother is a wonderer that tries to escape when she see's the opportunity. My father keeps the doors locked (with a dead bolt key lock) from the inside, to keep her from doing this. My father is a healthy 89 and my mother is a confused 82 yr. old.

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